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electrical wiring in panel for heater

what type of wiring and circuit breaker for outdoor patio heater 4000 watts, 240 v. 16.6 amp. Could i use standard 12 ga wire and 20 amp circuit breaker?
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Breaker for 240V baseboard heater, do I need GFCI/AFCI?

I have an old electric 240V baseboard heater. Currently, it is using 2 single pole 20 amp breakers. I am going to change that to a 1 double pole breaker. No neutral is used. Is GFCI and/or AFCI ...
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Add Countdown Timer for Electric Heater

I have a ceiling mounted 240V 30A heater that is currently controlled by its built-in thermostat. The heater is in a workshop (in an out building). The heater is wired using three wires (two hot and a ...
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Is it safe to have 3-switch light-vent-heater on 20 amp circuit with another light switch and a GFCI outlet?

Downstairs bathroom has a dedicated 20 amp crcuit. First in line is a GFCI outlet which trips the downstream light switch (for over mirror light) and a three-switch (for ceiling vent/light/heater ...
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Convection Heater Screeches

I just recently bought one of those really old Galaxy convection space heaters. They have always worked so well. But they screech when they start to heat. Mind you, this product could very well be ...
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outdoor heater wiring wire and circuit breaker

I am installing an outdoor heater that is 3000 watt, 12.5 amp, 240 v. What size breaker and wire should be used?
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how much 3 inch B-vent (double wall) for water heater can be above the roof?

The natural gas venting tables talk about lateral versus vertical rise and pipe diameter, plus the 2 and 10 ft rule for height above the roofline and outdoor vertical walls but they never mention how ...
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Very hot water in the toilets

A nine-floor brick building. Since around Feb. 2020 the entire stack (8 of the 60+ units) get very hot water in the toilets (when flushing). Additionally - when someone takes a shower, he/she gets ...
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Coil of the cooking heater overheats and burn out very often?

The coil usually burn at the points circled in red near the power connection. We have 240V electric supply.which the wire support it says.we don't have switch for ON-OFF for heater,we just use hooking....
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Should my patio heater rod wobble?

I am talking about a patio heater which looks something like this Now, it is operationally all fine and I have had no issues for last two years. However, when I touch the pole that the heater is on, ...
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Can I use a variable AC transformer to adjust the output of a radiant heater?

During the winter I use a radiant heater under my desk to supplement the house's furnace, something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Tangkula-Adjustable-Thermostat-Overheating-Protection/dp/...
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How to replace the heater/pump in an Intex PureSpa Portable Spa with a more performant one?

I have had an Intex 77in PureSpa Portable Spa for 5 years. When the heater/pump is turned on, the water temperature rises about 2 degrees (F) or so every hour, so approximately 24 hours to reach the ...
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Should my pool pump be hard-wired or plugged into an oulet?

I have pool heat pump plugged to 30A outlet, with 10# my questions : following instructions on the plate, is it ok to leave this pump plugged to this 30A outlet (connected to 30A breaker) I mean is ...
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pool heater pump electric wiring

-- updated -- I want to plug my pool heater 50000 btu Jaccuzi JA50 ( on manual it says AC208,230/60 1PH , circruit braker 20 A ) it has connection for ----power AC--- slot 1 L1 (red) slot 2 L2 (black)...
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Why is our new water heater makeing a ticking sound?

I installed a new electric Rheem model XE40M06ST45U1 water heater last week and for the past four days it has been making a ticking sound. The sound seems to be the loudest near the supply lines. ...
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Heater does not start without a power reset

I have a Bonaire MB3-20I and it won't turn on unless I go in the roof and turn the socket off and then on again. When this is done, it stays on for as long as needed, but when we turn the heating off ...
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Noisy heater pipe

A 4" PVC pipe connected to a heater in a basement. The pipe passes through a wall to the street level. When the heater operates (2-3 hours a day) there is a high pitch sound coming from the pipe. When ...
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Rust repair and coverage on High temperature fixture

I'm looking for recommendations for going about making my bathroom electric baseboard heater more presentable (and, of course, maintaining its safety). I'm including pictures of the fixture, showing ...
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Sauna heater wiring from 3 prong to 4 prong

30 amp sauna heater that I need to wire. I plan on using my dryer outlet which is 4 prong but my sauna heater is 3 prong if I'm not mistaken as it has "L1, L2, ground." My question is could I ...
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Sauna heater conduit from heater to sauna wall

I am installing a Sauna-core 6Kw vaporizer model SV manual PDF A UL listed LFMC with a temperature rating of 105C is requested for the wiring from the heater to the box. Where can I find a few feet ...
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Hot water at only one faucet

I recently shut off the water main to the house to repair a leaky downstairs shower. When I finished and turned the water back on, I found that only my kitchen, which is upstairs and nearly directly ...
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Is it safe to change wind blowing direction of a William Wall Mounted Heater?

I have a old William Wall Mounted Heater, as shown in pictures. (I took the bottom casing off) I'd like to change the direction hot air blow out, so I used a plier to make those wind blades upward ...
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Changing 240 tankless water heater to 120v tank heater

The wall is wired with 8/3. and the white was not used, capped in the junction box. The breaker box has two-pole 30 amp breakers. I want to change the wire size in the junction box to feed the 18a ...
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Can I move the expansion chamber to the side of the hot water heater?

I am needing to move the hot water heater into a space that is shorter than where it currently resides. It will have about six inches of clearance above the tank. So, due to this, I need to move the ...
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Reuse aluminum wire for basement Sauna heater

I have existing aluminum wiring, previously used for an electric stove top, that I would like to repurpose for a sauna heater in my basement. The electric stove top is gone. Heater Specs from the ...
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Installing a tankless water heater next to electric service panel

I am in the process of installing an outdoor natural gas tankless water heater. The issue I'm running into is clearances around the heater. There's a small spot on the back wall of the house where I'd ...
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Can gas water heater thermostat temperatures drift?

I have a gas water heater about 15 years old, I flush it about once a year. The water seemed too hot ( measured 135 F at a faucet) , it had not been that hot before. There are about 10 temperature ...
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gas heater not always firing up

It's a small propane direct vent wall mounted heater. The pilot is running fine. I had been crossing wires between TH & the thermocouple on the gas valve but this has become unreliable & the ...
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Two baseboard thermostats wired to one baseboard heater in same room. One stays on while the other is cold

We have 2 electric baseboard heaters in the same room that are wired to a Cadet mechanical thermostat. One heater seems to stay on continuously even with the thermostat turned off, while the other is ...
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Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room?

Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room? Basically, my electric dryer is on the far outside wall. Almost literally against it, the dryer vent ...
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Why should an electric heater not be daisy-chained?

I bought an electric heater such as this one: The manual mentions this part: The heater should not be connected to adapters or an outlet multiplier. The heating device should not be placed ...
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2 pipes going into the cold side of my water heater

Anyone know why I would have 2 pipes going into the cold side of my hot water heater?!
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Propane heater goes out at nite

O have a new propane wall heater in my new shop with a new low pressure reg. The heater works well during the day but when I go out at 8 am the heater is out pilot is out also. I live at 7030 feet, I ...
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Is a 3/8" copper tube from the shut off valve to the copper tube that threads on the relief valve needed?

The 3/8" copper tube runs from the shut off valve to the copper tube that threads on to the relief valve. Does the 3/8" copper tube need to be there? Because the 3/8" line all it’s doing is letting ...
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Can't shut off towel heater?

I've just moved into this house and there is no way to twist these two knobs. How do I shut off this towel heater?
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Multiple in-wall bathroom heaters on same circuit

I am designing the electrical for a new-construction home. Targeting NEC 2017. I have two bathrooms, each of which will have an in-wall heater. The heaters run on 240V and draw 8 amps each. I would ...
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High water pressure issue from hot water heater

Hoping someone can help me with this weird issue I am having with the water pressure at my house (at least seems weird and mysterious to me). This is an issue that started happening about 6 months ago....
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Central Oil Heater only starts when fan is on

My heater stopped working. It started after I put the fan on. Then it was running for days after I stopped the fan but suddenly stopped working. Once again I had to put on the fan to start the ...
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Motion detector switch affected by heater?

We have a 35X50 shop that was recently built and it is lit with LED lights in the ceiling controlled by a motion sensor switch on the wall by one of the man doors. The switch is not close to the ...
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(SOLVED) What is a whining, high pitch sound coming from my furnace when heat kicks in

EDIT: SOLVED. IT WAS THE FLEX CONNECTOR. THANKS EVERYONE. My gas furnace makes a high-pitched whining sound when the burners turn on (when I can see fire). A repair man came and told me it may be that ...
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Why does my Qlima™ portable gas heater shut itself off?

Just brought Qlima gas heater with flame effect. It starts out ok, but after few hours, the flames turn blue and the heater turns off. Any ideas why this is happening?
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How can I control a 240V heater from a pushbutton timer switch?

I am installing a new in-wall bathroom heater (240V - 6.7A). I want to put the heater on a timer rather than a thermostat. This will keep people from cranking the thermostat WAY up and leaving it that ...
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240V wiring and a thermostat

Newbie here. I do a bit of home electrical work at the most basic level. (Replacing outlets and switches. Running a new line off an existing outlet. Nothing that would even elevate me to an amateur ...
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My brand new hot water baseboard heater doesn't give off much heat

My home was recently converted from oil to gas and from old school radiators to hot water baseboard. All of the other baseboards in the house get very hot, except for the one in the living room. It ...
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electric water heater shutdown for the winter

I have a water storage tank attached to my oil fired furnace. I also have an electric water heater that I use at the same time. Is it ok to turn off the water heater to save money in the winter and ...
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Bradford White Water Heater Loud Noise (No vibratrion; Exhaust sound)

Tonight our hot water heater starter making a loud noise that sounded like gas escaping from the bottom of the unit. I've provided a video for reference. I'm an amateur when it comes to this stuff, so ...
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Identify voltage by looking into gang box

I was replacing few of my old manual thermostats with smart thermostats. While installing the new ones, I noticed that some of the gang boxes have 4 wires (2 black, 2 red). Some of them have 6 wires (...
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Unvented gas heater shuts off (along with pilot) after running a while

My new 30K btu Empire heater lights and burns fine but after a few minutes the flame gradually gets smaller then an audible click and it shuts off with the pilot going out too. I haven't had chance ...
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Connecting two thermostats in parallel to control old millivolt wall gas heater

Hello I have a very old propane wall heater on a vacation home. It is a "millivolt" type that does not require external power (no battery, no 24 VAC, no 110 VAC). It is a simple 2 wire system. No C ...
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Can I connect a tankless water heater with 3/4“ connections to my 1/2” plumbing?

I have 1/2" pipes from the water meter throughout the house with two full baths. Every fixture installed is fed by 1/2" line and doesn't have pressure problems. Soon I will need to replace my hot ...

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