Installing a Panasonic ERV
The installation manual for the Panasonic Intellibalance ERV (model FV-10VE1) does not expressly state that any particular orientation for the ERV unit is required, but the pictures show that (1) If vertically wall mounted, the hinged door faces the opposite wall and swings up to open (page 9 of the manual), (2) if horizontal/hanging mounted, the hinged door faces the floor (page 14 of the manual). The manual can be obtained from Panasonic’s website: https://na.panasonic.com/us/iaqsupport?series=20431&product=4921 (you might have to copy and paste this URL into a browser if the hyperlink created by this forum doesn’t work).
For my installation I simply want to rest the unit horizontally on blocks (covered by a thin layer of xps foam to provide a somewhat cushioned resting point for the unit). The hinged door would face upwards.
Does anybody know if that is allowed? Or are the only allowable unit orientations the ones depicted on pages 9 and 14 of the manual?