Is it possible to accommodate a cassette fan coil in the ceiling when the joists are too close?
Or maybe I should ask: are there ways to reinforce around a cut in the joists?
I'm trying to retrofit my home with a heat pump which requires a registered installer so I've been asking a few contractors and have been getting a wide range of answers. Some say they can do it, others say my joists are probably too close to install something like this.
This is the type of 9 kBTU sized cassette like I want installed:
I live in a town house, and the cassettes would be for the top floor, where there is sufficient attic space for the height of the unit.
This is what my attic looks like: