Beacon Morris Kickspace Heaters
The Twin-Flo III series by Beacon Morris are the finest quality, USA-made kickspace heaters, designed to replace conventional baseboards in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and many others. They inconspicuously fit under the kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and staircases.
Twin-Flo III series kickspace heaters offer better heating capacity, quieter operation and overall improved appearance and reliability.
Beacon Morris kickspace heaters come in 3 models: K42, K84 and K120, with various output parameters.
About Kickspace Heaters by Beacon Morris
How It WorksThe hot water from the boiler, water heater or other heat source is circulated through the finned copper coil in the kickspace heater, while built-in fan blows the hot air into the room (both intake and discharge are through the front grill). The unit has a switch on the front panel which allow to turn the unit manually on or off as needed.
By default, the unit is designed to turn automatically on only when the hot water temperature at or exceeds 120°F. If water temperature falls below 105°F, the blower shuts off automatically and will not turn on until the water temperature is above 120°F. For systems where water temperature is below the normal setting, an optional low-temp aquastat is needed with a 105°F-95°F setting.
A flexible hose kit can be used to simplify piping connections in existing homes.
ApplicationsTypical applications include heating of kitchens, bathrooms and other harder-to-heat areas of the house. A kickspace heater fits under most kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and staircases.
Installation and control optionsRefer to manufacturers' installation manual for complete wiring and piping schematics.
A typical installation requires wiring the unit to a 115V power source and connecting the piping to the hot water supply and return lines. The heater will turn on automatically once water temperature is above 120°F and will turn off once it falls below 105°F.
When maximum temperature limit control is desired, a line voltage thermostat can be installed in conjunction with one or more kickspace heaters, for example, if controlling several units installed under a series of kitchen cabinets. If using a single thermostat for several units, the total combined Amp rating of the units must not exceed the thermostat limit. In this case, thermostat will allow to set a max. temperature limit and to turn the kickspace heater(s) off automatically according to temperature settings on the thermostat.
Both of the above options work only when the boiler (or other heat source) is operating and hot water is running through the pipes. When independent, on-demand unit control is desired, regardless of the operational state of the hydronic heating system, the heater(s) can be installed as a separate "zone" in a hydronic system as shown on wiring diagram 3 of the manual.