Marketair Introduces RoughinBox™ to the North
American Minisplit and VRF Installation Market.
RoughinBox™ is an innovative, time-saving, installation
cost-cutting method for roughing in wall-mounted minisplit
and VRF evaporator coil units.
Inc., an Edison, N.J.-based supplier of specialized HVAC
industry components and accessories, introduces RoughinBox™,
a sturdy plastic terminal box designed for expediting the
rough-in of linesets, condensate hoses and
electrical/communication cabling for wall-mounted minisplit
and VRF evaporator installation.
RoughinBox reduces rough-in time by creating a central point
with dedicated ports at which linesets, condensate hoses and
electrical/communication cabling can safely and easily
terminate. Once the RoughinBox is installed, piped and
wired; the surrounding wall area is ready for future
sheetrock installation, painting and minisplit evaporator
Roughing in boxes have been a construction staple for years
in European and South American ductless air conditioning
markets. Now re-engineered and redesigned it is the first
rough-in box to target the distinct sizing, compatibility
requirements and codes of the North American residential and
commercial construction markets.
The patent-pending RoughinBox comes in two models--the 14.5
x 10-inch (370 x 254-mm) RBX1-CD-NC bottom drain version for
high wall installations; and the 14.5 x 7-inch (370 x
178-mm) side drain version with a lower profile suitable for
restricted spaces above doors and windows where bottom
drainage isn't possible. Both models have ample room to
conceal a condensate pump and reservoir, when gravity
drainage isn't possible.
Both models are constructed of high-density, blow-molded
black polyethylene, which is seamless and waterproof. They
have four adapters for fastening securely into metal or
wooden wall studs at 16-inch-centers.
Other RoughinBox features include:
· One-year warranty;
· Certified for fire-rated walls when used with fire barrier
· Removable rear panel provides an optional access opening
for maintenance, replacements or repairs;
· Protects lineset and cabling from other trades during
· Protects drain line inlet from dust and debris blockages
· and promotes post-construction installation to minimize
evaporator coil cleanup and expedite commissioning.
Manufactured by Brazil-based Polar Industries, the
RoughinBox is imported by Marketair, which is the product's
exclusive export sales and product support representative
outside South America. The RoughinBox will be available at
most HVAC/R wholesale distributors throughout North America.
For more information on the RoughinBox or other innovative
Marketair products, please visit
call (732) 985-8226 or email
Marketair: Originally founded by President Gerry Spanger as
a manufacturer's representative company in 1986, Marketair
has now reinvented itself as an importer, exporter,
manufacturer and distributor specializing in components and
accessories for the HVAC industry. Headquartered in Edison,
N.J., Marketair has acquired several innovative new products
for commercial and residential HVAC applications, covering
both the ducted and minisplit (ductless) sectors. Marketair
also operates as a national distributor for smaller
independent U.S. manufacturers. The company has established
a national network of manufacturer's representatives through
which these products are sold in the HVAC/R industry
wholesale distributors. It has also established a
centrally-located warehouse for shipping products throughout