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Baseboard Heater ( no thermostat )

I have a baseboard heater in my bathroom. It doesn't have a thermostat on the heater itself and there isn't one on the wall either. When I want heat I have to turn on the breaker feeding that heater. ...
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Part identification: Thermal cutoff within baseboard heater

We had a contractor paint our baseboard heaters with white thermal paint. He gutted the radiator's electrical components, in order to prepare the chassis for painting. In doing so, he snipped what he ...
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Water Heater Help

I was woken to a pop and a electrical burning smell. Upon inspection I found the water heater breaker tripped. When I checked out the water heater I found whats pictured. My question is the cold water ...
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Fluctuations in electricity use while we are on vacation

We went on vacation for two weeks recently and I noticed that our PG&E bill had some unusual behavior. Our overall bill wasn't that much lower than it was when we were home. Different days had ...
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Convert gas wall heater to inset fireplace

This wall heater is running on gas and has an electrical control. It is actually in front of the brick vent behind This is in the attic as the vent connecting on top Obviously this wall heater is ...
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Chronic Flame Sensor Failure - Furnace and Water Heater

My house is 9 years old. About 5 years ago the Lennox gas furnace began to go into lockout. The problem was diagnosed as a dirty flame sensor. Shortly after, the same problem occurred with the Rheem ...
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Fixing propane heater pilot ignition; spark misfiring?

So... I've got a pretty old heater somewhat similar to the picture below. It wasn't coming on so I took it apart, cleaned it (it was full of soot, corrosion and clogged) qnd changed the gas regulator (...
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gas water heater howls when gas is on

I had to move my Bradford gas water heater ,when I moved it back i get a howling sound.Removing the pilot window plate stops the noise but what could be causing it?
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Heater 240 wiring question

I am looking to hook up my electric heater. I have a line that was used for an electric dryer and not being used. Can I divert the wires to the heater? I would like to hook it up with 2 hot wires ...
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Overflow line tied with Condensate Line

had a house inspection done and the inspector told that Irregular materials were used, I am attaching a pic. how much work is it to repair it? is it a easy fix? Thank you
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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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Can I keep my propane tank valve open?

I just bought a new Portable Fireplace and it can contain the propane tank inside it. I also bought some firestones to put in the fire area. The only problem with this is that if I want to turn on/off ...
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HOT FEED ONLY 240v Thermostat

I have 2 electric 240v baseboard heaters w a single pole thermostat fed by a single 12/2 cable always hot. Purchased Honeywell double pole mechanical replacement - do I need to run another 12/2 or ...
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Baseboard Heater Quieting

I just purchased a home and am going through the process of correcting deficiencies and such. In two bedrooms, I have some rather loud baseboard heaters. I understand it's likely due to expanding and ...
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Does anyone know what this type of furnace/heater is called?

I have this old style of heating but I cannot find any information on it. Can anyone help? It's gas and just sorta gets hot heating the house. No blower, no ducts, just the exhaust. The brand on the ...
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Removing old baseboard heaters and thermostat

I read some of the other responses to similar questions. But I also need to know about the thermostat that controls the heaters I removed. Is it acceptable to cap the wires to the thermostat and ...
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Trane Furnace Fan Works, But Heater Won't Run

As stated, my heat isn't coming on. When this started: Everything has been all fine and dandy all winter. The other day I ran the fan only for a few hours without the heat. After this, my heat ...
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I have a heatstar propane heater the pilot light goes out when turned up

The pilot light goes out when I turn it up to burner 1 setting. It pops a couple of times trying to relight then nothing.
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Why does the t&p valve on gas water heater open when the tank is filled?

Put a new t&p valve on my water heater and as soon as it fills up the valve opens why would this happen?
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Why isn't my water heater heating after element and thermostat replacement?

I have an A.O. Smith 50 gallon water heater I replaced the upper and lower thermostat and element and still not getting hot water I notice that if I close the valve on the hot water it will heat but ...
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What's wrong with my heater?

My heater only turns on if the temperature inside the home is 68 degrees or above. If the temperature inside the home is below 68 degrees, I can hear the thermostat click when I turn on the heater but ...
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Sheared off water heater drain valve. Advice

Here are some pictures of the damage. https://imgur.com/a/mxfBh0c If I could just get it out, I could replaced the valve easy peasy. Lefty loosey with a pipe wrench and whammo. Maybe I shouldn't ...
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Portable indoor heater for emergency [closed]

I am looking to buy a gas based indoor heater that I can use in emergency. I have an existing gas log fireplace but it is not modern and I am worried that in an emergency it will lead to a loss of ...
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Figuring out electrical connections for THREE electric baseboard heaters with single pole thermostats

I recently purchased a home (triplex) and in the basement unit, which is a one bedroom apartment, there are three baseboard heaters (bedroom, washroom, and living room). The issue is that the living ...
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Cold feed through hot side of water heater?

Edit: Based on response, I needed to clarify a few things... I was recently trying to drain my hot water tank. I turned off the cold supply, opened up a few hot faucets, started draining, but it ...
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Water heater relief valve pipe routing

Can the drain pipe from a water heater's temperature / pressure relief valve be plumbed such that some part of it can be higher than the T&P valve itself? Or must the piping always remain below ...
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Propane wall furnace not firing

I have a propane wall furnance that is'nt firing, the thermostat is not appearing to trigger the unit. The pilot is fine and the thermostat is a simple unpowered one with mercury that appears to be in ...
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When the apparent Upstairs uses their central heating

Upstairs uses their central heatingWhen the neighbors upstairs and use their central heating it affects my apartment blowing air into my apartment is this supposed to happen
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Do I need a mixing valve in my boiler/water heater system?

My hot water seems to run out sooner in the winter than in the warmer months. This has been the case for the 5 years I’ve lived here. Last year seemed worse and this year though seems like even more ...
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Adding dedicate circuit to old panel

I want to add a dedicated circuit for a wall heater in the bathroom. Attached is a picture of my power panel. How do I tell if I have enough room to add to my existing panel? Housing is currently knob ...
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Increasing water temperature in water heater

What advantages do you get by increasing water temp on dual thermostat water heater?
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USA equivalent of European Lot 20 portable heater efficiency standard?

Lot 20 is a directive from the EU which relates to heating - all space heaters now have to comply with a minimum energy efficiency standard to reduce their consumption and emissions. Lot 20 is aimed ...
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How long you can keep gas furnance heater bypassing thermostat

Thermostat is broken but needed to heat the house. I decided to jump R and W wires to get some heat this cold night. The question is for how long I can run the heater (gas)? Is it Ok to leave it on ...
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Electric baseboard heater thermostat.

My the upstairs of my house is filled with electric baseboard heaters that use these thermostats that are mounted right on each heater. My house is a bungalow and the upstairs gets no heat or AC. ...
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Carrier Furnace 58STX110-14122 fan starts the first time, but fails to start at subsequent calls for heat

On a Carrier Furnace model #58STX110-14122, when the initial call for heat comes on, everything works just fine in the following order: Thermostat sends a call for heat Draft Inducer motor kicks on ...
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Properly venting water heater

My water heater vent runs to the basement wall. Right underneath (maybe 6 inches) is an opening (I’m not sure if that runs to where the vent goes out or not). Attaching a picture. Is there any reason ...
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Gas water heater turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, will this cause some issue?

GAS water heater, I turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, didn’t turn it off. I will back the house in 10 days, Will this cause any issue?
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HVAC experts - what do you think about my coils? Furnace showing more than 144 degrees

I have two furnaces - one for each floor. One of the furnaces that were replaced within a year keeps blowing cold air randomly. I would reset it by turning the main power switch off/on and then it ...
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Is it safe to install a wire nut inside a base board heater?

My baseboard heater has its junction box built into it, meaning there are wire nuts in a section of the heater. However the ground has been broken off more interior / near the heating element. I ...
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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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Electric Baseboard Heater Thermostat Replacement

My house is mostly steam heat, but prior owners put on a small addition and also turned an upstairs closet into a bathroom. These new rooms have electric baseboard heat. Heaters work fine, but ...
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how to connect an electric heater with 2 black wires to the wall?

I have a new stelpro electric heater 240v to install. The wall wire is also a 240v, it has been tested. 2 blacks wires and a green one are coming from the heater. The wire from the wall has only one ...
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83% of rated load on 30 AMP 240V dedicated circuit - safe?

I am looking at adding a Garage Heater to my garage on a 30A circuit. The heater is on a dedicated 240V circuit run on 10 AWG wiring with a 30A Siemens household breaker. My heater is a Dr Infrared ...
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water heater gas

I lit the pilot and the burner kicked on nicely, when I went to replace the safety/dust pilot access cover, I bumped the pilot tube and thermocouple ever so slightly and the gas valve clicke off, ...
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Baseboard Heater-Trying to identify brand

Need help in identifying brand of baseboard heater. One is 8 1/2" tall and other is 10" tall.
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Gas Water Heater blows out when lighting!

This might get a little convoluted, but I will try to stay on point. MODEL: Rheem Fury 6yr 22V30F MANUFACTURE DATE: 31 May 2012 I replaced the Thermocouple, and made sure all connections were good, ...
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How do I get a low voltage thermostat to control a 240v heater?

Can someone help me understand how this contactor works? A1 (Yellow) Always has 120v and is connected to a high limit switch. A2 (black) Always has 120V and is connected to a line voltage built-in ...
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Join multiple independent electrical heaters under one thermostat or one control hub

I live in an older house where each room has an electrical baseboard heater connected to its own thermostat. Is there hardware/software to control all them from one place? For example a hub with an ...
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Can this european sauna heater be installed in the US?

I am the proud almost-owner of the Huum Drop 9kw heater. I purchased a GE 3 pole, 16A breaker and am planning on installing it into my breaker box. Will this work? Thanks
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Why my baseboard heater won’t turn with new thermostat?

I have a pair of electromod basement heater. The label on each of them show them show 750/1000W. Power supply to this is 240V I am trying to replace the old manual thermostat with a progrmabale one. ...