The Seven Steps
Space Heaters

Purpose

To brace the space heaters.

Recommendation

Install angles and flexible pipe connections.

Supplies Required

  • Angle—1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 1/8″
  • U-bolts—if applicable (see Piping section)
  • Flexible gas line—if applicable
  • Sheet metal screws—No. 10

Installation

Space Heater
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

  1. Brace the space heater with angles that are installed diagonally on each side.
  2. Screw top and bottom of the angle to existing support legs or weld them together (See Suspended Air Conditioning Units).
  3. Install flexible gas pipe connections, if applicable.

Note

  • If the space between the ceiling and the bottom of any space heater exceeds twice the minimum base dimension, move the heater up so that the space is less than two times the base dimension.
    OR
    Brace the heater to the side wall if the space heater cannot be moved up. Build a support frame for the heater with diagonal braces
  • Consult a structural engineer for bracing design for other conditions.