easy baseboard heater question
I’m hooking up a 7′ 220 baseboard heater today in the tackroom at the barn. It’s at the end of a long list of farm chores I’m working my way through today…and it will free up a heater I borrowed from my son’s bedroom.
The baseboard heater has a separate thertmostat- I’m usually pretty good at wiring but I’m so busy chasing my tail right now that I can’t think straight and the directions are useless.
Don’t want to bother my electrician on a Sunday…
anyway the black and white from the panel…
the white from the heater is connected with a wirenut
to the white from the panel.
I’m running (14/2-loomex)from the heater to the thermostat
so the black(line) first goes to the thermostat-(line side) and
the white wire from the thermostat is connected to the load side of the thermostat(load) and runs into the heater and connects with the black wire.
Am i missing something here? sorry for being so dumb…
And thanks for clearing this up…
silver-not cool hand luke
I'm trying to remember if a single-pole thermostat is legal on a 240V heater. If you're required to have a double-pole tstat then you'd need to run two romex cables from heater to tstat.
Otherwise, you connect the black incoming to the white tstat wire inside the heater connection box, then connect the remaining black and white to the heater. Wrap both ends of both white wires with black electrical tape, to indicate that they're hot.
Thanks Dan...I think I was trying to use a single pole tstat...bad idea as the heater is always hot.I'm switching to a 2 pole tstat...I think i've got it-black and white from breaker connect to line side of tstatblack,white and ground from tstat load side run to heater's black and white wires;ground to ground screwwrap white wires with black tape.I'm over cautious with electricity...when I was 9 my sister was electrocuted so I've always had a respect for doing it right.appreciate your help silver
>>>I'm trying to remember if a single-pole thermostat is legal on a 240V heater. In my jurisdiction it depends on if the thermostat says "Off". "Off" means all conductors are cold, which in a 240V situation would require a double pole switch.If the thermostat has no "Off" indicator then it's OK to use a single pole thermostat, but I would advise an installer to use red NMD wire, or at least mark both conductors to indicate voltage present.Scott.Always remember those first immortal words that Adam said to Eve, â€œYouâ€™d better stand back, I donâ€™t know how big this thingâ€™s going to get.â€