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K120 Kick Space Heater

SKU:K120

Brand: Beacon Morris

Beacon Morris
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Specs

BTU (Max): 12990
BTU (Min): 8425
BTU:
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8425-12990
Width (Inches): 23"
Height: 3-7/8"
Flow Rate:
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1-3GPM
Model: K120
Application: Heating
Depth (Inches): 12-3/4"
Type: Kickspace Heaters
Water Connection: 1/2"
Thread Size: 1/2"IDFitting

Description for Beacon Morris K120

Kickspace heaters are the space-saving alternative to hot water baseboard. Designed to fit inconspicuously under a cabinet, in the floor, on or in the wall, kickspace heaters are ideal for hard to heat areas such as foyers, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Hot water from the home's boiler is circulated through the kickspace unit and the fan gently blows heated air into the room. The homeowner simply selects the fan speed, then the unit turns on and off automatically according to heating demand.

Twin-Flo III + kickspace heaters are your ideal solution wherever space is limited:

  • Under Cabinets
  • In Kitchens, Baths, and Foyers
  • Under Stair Risers and Windows

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Beacon MorrisK120 Kick Space Heater
 
4.5

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding value and great quality

We live in N. MN. and have about a 1,200 SQ. FT. sized house with 3 levels. Based on the 43 BTU's per sq. ft. of space the Kitchen/dining/living...Read complete review

We live in N. MN. and have about a 1,200 SQ. FT. sized house with 3 levels. Based on the 43 BTU's per sq. ft. of space the Kitchen/dining/living room area (which is open for two floors) was GROSSLY under heated with about 30 ft. of thin-fin. I bought and installed the K-120 and it works GREAT! My office is directly under the heater and I can barely hear it running upstairs above me on low. We will run it on the low fan setting most of the time and only use High when we want a quick heat up, like in the morning after turning down the heat overnight.
I didn not look, but IF the Installation manual is here to view (or maybe Beacon's OEM site?) I would suggest you read it before purchasing. I needed the Directional Tee I mentioned in Accessories and finding one locally was very challenging AND expensive! I should have ordered it with my original order. I know every installation is different so it's hard to draw parallels, but the other suggestion I would make would is to hook this heater up with Shark-bite style connectors, especially if you are working is a tight area. The time I wasted pulling the directional Tee out and re-soldering because I didn't get it clean enough the first time around cost me HOURS in draining the system and fooling around due to one little leak(in the hardest place to get to in the installation process!). I ultimately cut the Tee out, pulled out the offending connection pieces and re-soldered in my shop. Then I installed the Tee between two Shark-Bites and it all slipped together easily.
Research and plan your connection strategy carefully if you are DIY-ing this. I plumbed in shut offs on both pex connection lines so I could isolate the heater later if need be. Pex shut-off are less than ball valves and connectors. AND don't forget the inline Air-bleeder!

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Maybe consider other options

I use two K120's to heat about 1800 square feet from a water jacket I made on my wood stove. I added the low-temp aquastats as well. When run on high the blowers...Read complete review

I use two K120's to heat about 1800 square feet from a water jacket I made on my wood stove. I added the low-temp aquastats as well. When run on high the blowers are loud, but I installed the heaters away from where we spend most of our time- if I were to have this in my kitchen I would have removed it. Since they are on a loop from my wood stove they seldom turn off (a few hours at most when it's cold), so I figured that the life of the blower motor wasn't going to be great. I had to replace my first blower assembly today after the motor let the smoke out- it made it two heating seasons. Pexsupply has super fast shipping and has the great prices, but the blower assembly is pricey relative to the overall cost of a new unit. Hindsight in mind- I wouldn't have gone with these heaters for my application.

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4.0

great product, works good.

By Donzie

from Auburn, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

Used in the toekick area of the kitchen sink cabinet.
Hides well and blows out a lot of heat.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent heat output

By dave

from Wellsboro , pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

one unit heating 12 X 20 room Outside air temp in teens

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By dogowner

from Dalton. MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

My previously installed Beacon Morris kickspace heater has worked flawlessly for 32 years and I expect this one to do the same.

 
5.0

Great alternative to baseboard.

By Jeff

from Bloomfield, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

Did not have much room for a baseboard installation. Went with this in a sun room and it is perfectly tucked under a 42" cabinet.

Pass on the flexible hose kit as it is way too expensive for its contents.

 
5.0

great

By matt

from Hamden, CT

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        Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

        working as usual heater

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Rev

        from Indiana

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              Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

              Works as advertised.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Kickspace 120

              By Sparky

              from Williamsport, PA

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                    Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

                    Simple install and works really well. Connected to a boiler and heats real quick. Fan comes on a 120 degrees and continues to run until temperature drops to 105 degrees. Really quiet on low fan speed.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Problem solver space heater!

                    By Ice man on the lake

                    from West Suffield CT

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                          Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

                          I had a tuff time getting enough wall space for base board heaters in a room and my furnace was running all the time trying to keep a room warm. Now that I added the kick space heater with the wall cabinet the room warms up very quick and this unit was less than 1 hour to install on my system.---- I am very happy with this unit!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          heats 250 sq ft 3 season porch perfectly

                          By joe from mass

                          from massachusetts

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                                Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

                                Simple install with wall mount kit. Literally 3 wires and 2 copper connections - if the services are there, it is a 20 minute job. Nearly silent on low, but noticeably louder on high.

                                kicks poorly-average insulated porch that is mostly windows from 50 up to 65 in about 20 minutes in 30 degree weather.

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                                • Personal

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Maybe consider other options

                                By Heatin' for cheap

                                from Mass

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                                      Comments about K120 Kick Space Heater:

                                      I use two K120's to heat about 1800 square feet from a water jacket I made on my wood stove. I added the low-temp aquastats as well. When run on high the blowers are loud, but I installed the heaters away from where we spend most of our time- if I were to have this in my kitchen I would have removed it. Since they are on a loop from my wood stove they seldom turn off (a few hours at most when it's cold), so I figured that the life of the blower motor wasn't going to be great. I had to replace my first blower assembly today after the motor let the smoke out- it made it two heating seasons. Pexsupply has super fast shipping and has the great prices, but the blower assembly is pricey relative to the overall cost of a new unit. Hindsight in mind- I wouldn't have gone with these heaters for my application.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        I accidentally hooked up the supply to the return of the unit and the return to the supply. At the time I did not see the indicators on the unit and assumed it's just a coil so it should not matter. Does it matter? Can I leave it alone like this?
                                        Asked on 5/5/2015 by Tom from CT, United States

                                        4 answers

                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          As far as I know, the only mechanism on the unit is the thermostat/hydrostat, which tells the fan to turn on at a certain temp. There are no valves or pumps unless they've changed the design since I installed mine. So it shouldn't matter which direction the water flows. Hope this helps.
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                                          Answered on 5/5/2015 by Anonymous
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                                          Having the supply and return reversed will not affect the flow or the heat output, but since the temp switch is installed on the supply side and set at 140 degrees, you may have it kick off on a low temp situation if the water drops below 140 as a result of passing thru the heater. If your system is set at 160 or greater it is unlikely that you will have a 20 degree drop across the coil.

                                          Answered on 5/6/2015 by Anonymous
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                                          Piping backwards will diminish performance as the air and water should flow against one another or counterflow, that is warmest water in contact with warmest air. Other than slightly diminished performance piping incorrectly should cause no harm. Since these heaters are typically applied as supplementary heaters, you likely have more capacity than you need, even if piped backwards.
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                                          Answered on 5/5/2015 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          The thermostat on the supply side will turn on the blower when the supply is hot enough. If you reverse the flow the thermostat may turn the fan off when the return temperature drops during normal operation. The fan will likely cycle on and off repeatedly.

                                          Answered on 5/5/2015 by JoeNavy from South Carolina
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        How much is a low temp aquistat for the k120 kick space heaters?

                                        Thanks
                                        Asked on 3/10/2015 by dave from Indianapolis in

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                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        Are your k120 units available with the low temperature aquastat?
                                        Asked on 3/6/2015 by Dave

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          yes, but they need to be purchased separately.

                                          Answered on 3/9/2015 by Supplyhouse Staff from New York
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        ALL MY LINES ARE 3/4 DO THEY MAKE A KICK SPACE HEATER WITH 3/4 WATER CONNECTIONS?
                                        Asked on 1/25/2015 by Rick from Grand Jct. co

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                                          A:

                                          no they are 1/2" but you can use a reducer from 3/4" - 1/2"

                                          Answered on 1/26/2015 by Supplyhouse Staff from New York
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        Hey guys, I am thinking of purchasing one of these units for my kitchen and bathroom remodel jobs. ONE THING I want to know - I have this flooring (Resilient vinyl plank flooring, floating floor) http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Allure-Ultra-7-5-in-x-47-6-in-Vintage-Oak-Cinnamon-Resilient-Vinyl-Plank-Flooring-19-8-sq-ft-case-517115/202352552?N=5yc1vZbzjz

                                        Since this heater is installed very close to the floor, will the heat generated from this heater warp or damage the vinyl flooring? Is the heat directed towards the ground or towards the air? Thanks!
                                        Asked on 9/29/2014 by Tom from United States

                                        2 answers

                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          The heat is directed from the side towards the direction that it is setup
                                          for. I have mine sitting on HW flooring, but this unit is like a mini
                                          radiator. Much of this answer relies on what you keep your water
                                          temperature set to. I really doubt it would damage your flooring, but am
                                          not completely familiar with that type of flooring.

                                          Answered on 9/30/2014 by SteveD from Vermont
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          This might be nit-picky, but I want to make sure you understand what these units are. These heaters do not "generate" any heat. They are hydronic fan coils that use hot water pumped through them for heat. If you are thinking these are electric heaters, they are not.They have an electric fan, but the heating coil is hydronic (hot water). They will not produce any heat unless they are connected to a hot water source.
                                           
                                          If you already know this, then here's how to approach your question. The discharge air temperature from these units specifically depends on the temperature of the water you are using to heat it with. If you are using 140 F water, then the air temperature cannot be more than that. If you are using 190 F water, then the air will be hotter but still less than the water temperature. Use that information to determine whether the air temp will be too high. If you aren't sure whether the material will have an issue with it, take a test piece, a thermometer and a heat gun and blow air at or above the temperature in question onto the material to test it.
                                           
                                          Having said that, with many variations of using these, I've never had any problems with the air coming out too hot for a flooring material. One issue, if your water temperature is too low (less than 120 F at the unit), the snap disc sensor in the fan may not turn on. Here is the low temp. control that you can get.       http://www.supplyhouse.com/Beacon-Morris-BMKR02024-L02-Low-Temp-Aquastat-for-K120
                                           
                                          I hope this helps. Good luck!

                                          Answered on 10/2/2014 by Watcher from Oregon
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        does it work with steam heating system?
                                        Asked on 7/7/2014 by gabe from Clifton NJ

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                                          A:

                                          Mine is on hot water not steam
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                                          Answered on 7/7/2014 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          No sir it will not

                                          Answered on 7/7/2014 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          No, these heaters are not designed for use with steam systems.
                                           
                                          However, some steam systems do have a steam condensate (hot water) circuit that would work if connected to one of these units and a pump. If your system has a hot water circuit as part of its system piping, that may be suitable for these units with the appropriate pump and connection piping.
                                          Good luck!
                                           
                                           

                                          Answered on 7/7/2014 by Watcher from Oregon
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                                          A:

                                          The kick space heater shouldn't be connected to steam but you can connect it to the water tank on your steam boiler. You will need a circulating pump to pump the water from the boiler through the kick space heater and back to the boiler. Use a room air thermostat to turn the circulation pump on when the temperature is below the setpoint and turn the circulation pump off when the temperature is above the setpoint. The manual provides a piping diagram and some instructions.
                                          JoeNavy from South Carolina

                                          Answered on 7/7/2014 by JoeNavy from South Carolina
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        How large should opening be cut into toe kick of cabinet to accommodate this?
                                        Asked on 3/30/2014 by Macey

                                        3 answers

                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          When I installed mine I made the cutout the size of the grate, excluding
                                          the sides that attach to the cabinet. Mine could have been a little
                                          smaller, but it really doesn't show.

                                          Answered on 4/5/2014 by SteveD from Vermont
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                                          A:

                                          The toe kick opening for my unit was 24".

                                          Answered on 4/3/2014 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          The manual says to cut the hole 23" wide and 4" tall.
                                           
                                          But depending on the details, you might have an "it depends" situation. Are you going to install the unit through the same hole? If yes, you'll need it to be a big enough to allow you to slide the entire unit plus pipe connections through it. If you are going to cut a hole into the cabinet bottom and make an access door, then the hole only needs to accommodate the air flow (front AND side return air) and front switch. The hole size is not critical for operation, as long as the entire coil front is open and you have sufficient return air , it's usually an aesthetics issue.
                                           
                                          For installations I have done, I have normally sized the hole by lining the cover grill up with the installation location and adjusting the hole to be as big as you can make it but still allow the grill and trim to cover it acceptably. You need to watch out for the cabinet carcass and how it is constructed, you don't want to cut out an important cross-piece.
                                           
                                          I recommend an access opening in the cabinet bottom if at all possible. It will make the installation a lot easier and allows access for cleaning and servicing. If you can do that, then the recommended hole size works fine.
                                           
                                           Good luck! 
                                           
                                           

                                          Answered on 3/31/2014 by Watcher from Oregon
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        Does the switch allow for three setting; off, low and hi?
                                        Asked on 12/19/2013 by john from boston ma

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                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          Yes. A 3-position switch for low, high and off.
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                                          Answered on 12/19/2013 by JoeNavy from South Carolina
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          Yes, that is correct. Off, low, and high.

                                          Answered on 12/20/2013 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          Yes.
                                          Jim Cordes

                                          Answered on 12/19/2013 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          Yes, off is the middle position. It rocks right for low and left for high.
                                          allisoncornell.com

                                          Answered on 12/19/2013 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          Yes, the a available settings are Min, Max and Off.
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                                          Answered on 12/19/2013 by Craig from Towson, MD
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          Yes

                                          Answered on 12/19/2013 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          Yes there are three settings High Low and Off the product has worked great
                                          we have three of them installed in our facilities.

                                          Answered on 12/19/2013 by Anonymous
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        what typeof grill does thisunit come with
                                        Asked on 10/19/2013 by JLA

                                        6 answers

                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          The grid at the front of the photo is the grille. There are also two end pieces that screw into the toe kick surround to hold it in place. The grille is positioned such that the fan speed switch on the front of the unit is aligned with the corresponding hole in the grill. When you've got it in front of you, it should be pretty self-explanatory.
                                          One thing to watch and account for is the clearance needed for the piping on the front of the coil, it can be pretty tight if the cabinet casing is made of thick material. If that is the case, you may need to "carve" out some clearance space to allow the front of the heater to be flush with the toe kick molding.
                                          Good luck!

                                          Answered on 10/19/2013 by Watcher from Oregon
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          The grill on the unit is a black metal much like a standard grill for your
                                          forced air systems. Hope this is what you were looking for.

                                          Answered on 10/19/2013 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          It's a simple metal grille just as pictured below. As I recall, it is up to the installer to devise a mounting.
                                          Hope this helps!
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                                          Answered on 10/19/2013 by Anonymous
                                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                                          A:

                                          The unit comes with a black metal grate, which is pictured. It's fairly
                                          sturdy and will not kick in easily!

                                          Answered on 10/22/2013 by SteveD from Vermont
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                                          A:

                                          It is made of steel painted black.

                                          Answered on 10/22/2013 by Anonymous
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                                          A:

                                          It comes with a standard black grille as shown in our product photo. Designer grilles can be purchased separately. These are available in either black or white, with either slotted or diamond-shaped holes.

                                          Answered on 11/1/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
                                      • K120 Kick Space Heater

                                        Q:

                                        what is the decibel level
                                        Asked on 9/14/2013 by Mike from ny

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                                          A:

                                          At 1ft away: on maximum setting 62-64 decibels and on minimum setting 50-55 decibels

                                          Answered on 9/18/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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