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Only 2 wires! - Replacing old 240v double pole t-stat with new digital double pole

I'm replacing a old Eaton M402 mechanical 2-pole 240v thermostat with a Cadet TH114A-240D-B double pole, 240v DIGITAL tstat. In the junction box, I only have 2 conductors plus ground. I was ...
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How to find heater wire cut?

I have an old and damage sidewalk with a heater wire inside it. The wire is cut somewhere but I don't know how to find where. Is there any electrical tool or way to find where is it cut? This is ...
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how would I hook up this 9kw heater?

I have a 9kw heater I want to hook up. There is a 3x8 AWG (w/ ground) cable going to and from the heater's control panel. The cable connects to a a 40 amp breaker, with the red and black on either ...
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Is Electric Central Heating worth it if using Solar Panels?

I understand that electric heating is less efficient and comparatively more expensive than gas heating (propane or natural gas), but considering I live in Texas (a lot of sunlight) and I intend to ...
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Hot tub heater not working and making noise

I'm working to fix a free hot tub that I got with a number of issues. Now it seems that my heater is not working and also making a clicking noise. I am wondering what peoples thoughts are on what ...
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Backup heat source

I have electric baseboard heating know my home, but I do not live their in the 4 coldest months. During that period I maintain heat only in one room. The room is 8' x 12' and is well sealed and ...
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Using a Radiator Space Heater to Support HVAC system

I'm looking for ways to heat my home up more efficiently. I live in a 1200 sqft home that sits on the first floor and partially in the ground. So, it gets pretty cold. I was thinking of getting a ...
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How to Wire 3 baseboard Heaters with 2 Thermostats

I have one 20 amp double pole circuit that I am planning to run 3 baseboard heaters on with 2 line voltage thermostats. I have already made sure the watt consumption for the 3 heaters will not exceed ...
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Heating Bare Steel Bars

I have hollow bare steel pull-up bars in my garage home gym that are virtually unusable without gloves when the temperatures drop below freezing. I would like to heat the bars in a safe way. ...
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Is it possible that two apartments' electricity could be unknowingly linked? How to lower unknown electrical increases? [closed]

I live in a 2 bedroom apartment but one of the bedrooms is totally unused. My electric bill is very high. It got even higher as my usage declined. For example, my last bill was over $200 for a 2-week ...
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Will heat pump heat home faster than space heater?

I know that a heat pump is cheaper to operate than an electric space heater, but I'm wondering if a heat pump will heat our home faster than an electric space heater. I'm asking because I have an ...
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How to add small 220 Volt Heater from an existing 220V 30 Amp receptacle

I recently upgraded my laundry room from an electric dryer to a gas dryer. The 30 amp circuit was left in place including the receptacle for for the dryer, which was very handy for the floor ...
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Why is turning down the heat during day and night considered more efficient?

I just want to point out right away that I am not sure if this stack exchange is the most appropriate for this question - perhaps Stack exchange Chemistry or Physics would be more suitable? My ...
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Problems with my thermostat

My thermostat will turn on the baseboard electric heater but will keep running till you turn it all the way off.
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Base electric heater safety/precaution

I have a base heater that is installed in a wall (dry wall). I noticed that after a while the wall right above the heater gets very hot to the touch. My concern is that this could be a fire hazard. ...
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Sizing Electric Baseboard Heat (Supplemental)

I have a 635 square foot finished basement insulated with closed-cell spray foam on the concrete. The climate here is zone 5A (Central NJ). I want to add supplemental heating via electric ...
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Fire hazard, Need to turn off power to one out of two electric baseboard heaters

I have a difficult situation, there is a need to turn the heater permanently off without my father/home owner 'knowing' I did this. On a daily basis he tosses paper products in front of an electric ...
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Trying to install ecobee3 and don't have a Y terminal on my control board.

Went to install my ecobee 3, and when I went to install the power strip, there is no Y terminal on the control board. The only terminals on the control board are W1 W2 W3 R C G. At the thermostat ...
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Double-pole electric baseboard thermostat wired as single-pole?

I wanted to replace an old 2-pole electric baseboard thermostat with a new one. However, when I pulled out the thermostat I was confused by the way it is wired (see photo - both red wires connected ...
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In an old NYC apartment building built in the 50s. Would wires catch on fire if using a high powered AC?

I live in an old NYC apartment built in the 50s. I currently use a 1500-2000 watt portable AC unit and I feel the power cables are very hot during use. I'm afraid of the wires catching on fire in ...
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Insulate ceiling, walls, or garage door?

I live in Ohio and have created a golf stimulator in my attached garage. The garage typically stays around 10 degrees warmer than the outside without wall insulation except the interior wall. I can ...
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Keeping washing machine lines warm in a cold garage

A month or two ago I installed a washer in my uninsulated garage. Now that we're getting some very cold weather coming up I'm worried about the rubber water lines freezing. I did put some foam ...
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Electric wall heater keeps tripping off. What might be the causes?

Just moved into a new house that uses in-wall electric heaters. Sooner or later, we'll be switching to a heat pump, but until then, I need these as it's getting cold. Our first floor has two heaters ...