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How to replace two terminal surface radiant with a 4 terminal of a cooktop

I have a faulty surface radiant element that has two terminals as below: The cooktop is Whirlpool Easytronic which shows "H" when it is hot. The replacement for this faulty element is ...
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Wires outside running to meter box are loose [closed]

Somebody keeps messing with my wires to my meter box. They were just running my furnace and lights after the 1st sabotage. Now nothing works, but when the wind blows we can see the lights flicker on ...
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Can a crack in an electric oil-filled radiator be (relatively safely) repaired?

I was following this video tutorial (found on this Fixya forum) to repair a bad capacitor in a broken Kenwood oil radiator that would only make a buzzing noise when powered on. However, when I got ...
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How should I reconnect my 240v baseboard heater/thermostat wiring?

Everything was working fine, then I tried to install the Mysa baseboard heater v2 thermostats. When I realized that my wiring doesn't seem to support them, I put everything back together, and now of ...
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Cadet 4 wire thermostat to multiple heaters diagram help?

I am in need of some help hooking up a couple cadet four wire thermostats to multiple heaters in different rooms The thermostat on the back has two red wires and two black wires L1 L2 T1 T2 I believe ...
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60Hz dryer performance on 50Hz system

I sent a 240V/ 30A/ 60Hz dryer (LG DLEX4000B) to a friend in Europe without realizing Europe operates on 50Hz. If they plug this dryer into a 240V/ 30A/ 50Hz system, what would happen? Would the ...
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Should we go for AFCI when we have Circuit breaker

I know circuit breaker trips the electric supply when there's overcurrent such as short circuit. ARC Fault leads to overcurrent so IMO circuit breakers are enough and AFCI(Arc Fault Circuit ...
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Electric stove - burner does not stop heating

I have an electric stove (with 2 burners) - Ufesa Professional Chef - and one burner does not stop heating - I turn (rotate) the switch for that burner, and it has no effect - I have to unplugged it ...
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Can I clean electric wall heaters with soap and water?

I bought some TPI Electric Wall Heaters. The product is starting to whistle a little bit after 5 years. I purchased an electronic canned air blower, and blew out all the dust in there, including the ...
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Use one Ecobee thermostat to control three electric baseboard heaters with Aube RC840 relays?

We have a number of electric baseboard heaters in our house that I would like to smarten up. Eventually I intend to get rid of these baseboard heaters, and replace them with a better heating system, ...
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Can I directly power a warmfloor heating wire with mains power for testing purposes?

Sometimes on a jobsite the lighting will be wired up but the lightswitches have not been installed yet ... so you drag a live extension cord up to the wall and stab the romex hot/neutral in and ... ...
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How can I identify my electric furnace?

I have a woodchuck wood and coal furnace which someone added an electric heater on top of. The issue is I can't identify the electric heater, and it's in need of some servicing. Anyone recognize ...
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Electric shower: turning up heat causes low flow cutout

I have an electric shower. It has the usual two dials, one for the heating elements and one for the flow rate. In summer it works fine, but in winter when the mains water is cold turning up the heat ...
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Installing single-pole thermostat for electric baseboard heat, possible short?

I am replacing an old 2-pole dial thermostat for 2 baseboard heaters with a new digital model (Honeywell RLV4305A). I was surprised that though it says it is rated for 220, it is only single pole and ...
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wiring help for electric baseboard thermostat

The markings on the thermostat say "LINE RED" and "LOAD BLACK". Does that mean one red wire on the thermostat goes to hot white in the box and the other red wire on the thermostat ...
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How to wire in-duct heat strip to geothermal unit with nest thermostat

I have installed a new in-duct heat strip for my geothermal heat pump. Heat strip: Warren SL20A Electric Duct Heater Heat pump furnace: GeoCool 5 Ton Thermostat: Google Nest 3rd Gen My situation is I ...
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How to maximize hot water production given my electrical panel limits on available amperage?

I'm in a constrained situation where I need as much hot water as I can get, in the smallest possible package, and drawing at most around ~20 amps. The best solution I've found is to use a SunAmp water ...
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How effecient is Induction stove's heat diffuser

I have been going through different stoves. Gas hob Electric(Coil) hob Induction hob Gas is only 45% efficient and rest of the heat gets wasted Electric hob is only 70% efficient and rest gets ...
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Circuits for electric storage heating

I have been looking at some flats in UK (apartments) which have electric storage heating. One flat has very old storage units, with two power supplies: one for the night (economy) rate, and one for ...
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Electric Wall Thermostat with Remote Option

I have a an apartment from 1980s, so the thermostats are quite old. One of them is Marley MD26 Qmark Electric Line Voltage Wall Thermostat x 3. Plus 2x thermostats that built into the heaters ...
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4 Electric baseboards connected to a 15A 2 pole breaker - two heaters don't work

I have one 15A 2-pole breaker that seems to be powering 4 baseboard heaters in 4 separate rooms. Several years ago, we remodeled a bathroom (where one of the heaters was installed), and I removed the ...
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Connecting 6.5kw sauna heater to 20 amp plug

I have a sauna in a trailer and I want to buy 6.5kw 220V single phase heater and connect it to electricity in the house I rent(US). I have access to 6-20R outlet and I understand that it supposed to ...
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Have 3 machines on 1 wire

In the laundry room, I currently have 1 socket, with 1 underlying wire of 1.5 mm2 of section. This connects to a 16A circuit breaker. In the country I live in, voltage is 230V. I need to install 3 ...
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Replacing old Electric Radiator Thermostat (220v) with a 4-wire Honeywell CT410B (Non-Programable)

When removing and tagging the wires from the box to the old Thermostat, the two Neutral (White) were wired together with a wire nut, and a single White wire (pigged-tailed) was going into the ...
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Letting a thermostat regulate temperature, or do it myself? [closed]

I always hear people say that it is more efficient to let a thermostat regulate the room temperature. Well, I do not have a thermostat, but I have an electric heater with on internal one. Not a exact ...
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Electric heat does not turn off when desired temperature reached

My electric heat (baseboards) do not turn off when the room reaches the desired temperature. It does turn off, however, when the thermostat setting itself switches (automatically if there's a schedule ...
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Cleaning electric heaters

I own a home heated with the wall mounted wall heaters that need to be cleaned every year. The way it's recommended to clean them is just simply remove the cover and vacuum out to the insides, if not ...
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Element wattage for electric radiators

I'm looking for clarity about electric towel rails/radiators and wattages. Hope you can help. I want to connect a heated electric only towel rail into a circuit that has a smart home 'puck' switch ...
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Why don't I read voltage on a disconnected heating circuit?

I am trying to replace a broken in-wall electric heater. I wanted to confirm if the heater voltage that I am purchasing is the right one, so I got a multimeter and set it at 200V/500V (AC (V with ...
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What is the difference between heat lamps and infrared space heaters?

Maybe these are pretty much the same thing. I'm interested in the difference between heat lamps and infrared space heaters, especially as regards How they are normally used How they should be used ...
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Compatibility of heat lamps and bulbs

I am wondering which heat lamps work with what bulbs. In particular If I have a heat lamp with a rated wattage of x, can I use it with a heat lamp bulb with a rated wattage significantly less than x (...
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Why is my electric furnace warm if it isn't being used?

Our furnace has not been used as the weather has been fairly warm lately. It may have turned on for a minute the previous night, but I do not know. Anyways I was walking past furnace and noticed I ...
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How to fix baseboard header periodic buzzing

A baseboard heater in my apartment emits a short buzzing sound every 16-17 seconds. It seems to happen only when the room is near the temperature I've set on my thermostat, that is, only when the ...
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Can I hook up two baseboard heaters on a 30 amp double pole breaker with #12 wire?

I want to run 2 baseboard heaters on a double pole 30 amp breaker with 12/2 wire. Is that ok?
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Can a cooking oil spill-over cause a burnt-out outlet?

A cooking stove with electricity and natural gas has been in place for 20 years. Last month I did deep frying, some of the oil went overboard, touched the electric plate, and some of it instantly ...
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Electric Boiler System won't get warm

I moved into a new rented property about 3 weeks ago in the UK. I put on the heat, which is water-filled radiators supplied by an Electric Boiler, a Range Senator 6W, and a medium-sized water cylinder....
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Shut off cold water supply valve on the heater, now can't turn it on

The valve just spins freely. What could be the problem? I'm getting cold water pressure just fine but only an extremely weak flow of hot water. Tried different fixtures. I don't know why this happened....
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Heat Tape on Empty CPVC Pipe

I'm planning on installing heat tape on the CPVC pipe that feeds to my garden hose. It occurred to me that I or future owners may choose to turn off the water and bleed the pipe. I realize I could ...
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Installing double-pole line voltage thermostat for 2 baseboard heaters

I'm trying to replace an old manual thermostat with a new digital thermostat for my line voltage baseboard heaters. If it's important, this particular thermostat simultaneously controls two separate ...
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Old electric baseboard heater thermostat wiring

I have a question about an old federal pacific baseboard heater thermostat's wiring. I disconnected this thermostat 2 weeks ago, thinking that we were going to remove the heater. Now we've decided to ...
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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 expecting ...
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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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