I would like to make an electric heater. It will have a 20" Lasko Box fan at the back, pushing air passed the Kanthal A1 resistance wire.
I would like to use 120vac. It will dissipate 1000 watts, and draw 8.33 Amps, using a resistance of 14.4 Ω's
I will use Kanthal A1 resistance wire for the fact that Kanthal A1 resistance wire has a higher tempature threshold that NiChrome 60 resistance wire.
I'm aware of the length needed to hit a specific target resistance, to hit a specific target power output.
I would like to use a wood frame, and stainless steel eye bolts for the connections.
If I can't use wood, then what could I use for the box frame for the unit? Most space heaters use plastic casing, so I don't see why using a wood frame would be any different.
Is this possible?