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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. ...
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Upgrading from a two wire analog tstat to a Nest, need help

I am looking to upgrade from an old analog tstat to a Nest. My old stat had only two wires connected (R and W) but the wire bundle had three. So I tried connecting the green wire to C and then turned ...
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Why is my water heater leaking from the relief valve on the top?

Why is my water heater still leaking at the relief valve on top? I've changed it twice. Also I have 160lbs of pressure and have changed the regulators three times. Doesn't make sense. Please help!
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Envi Heater and safe distance to hang art

We just moved into a place that has an Envi wall heater. I am concerned that I can't hang art above the unit. A search on their FAQ does not indicate what is a safe distance to hang art above the unit....
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Low hot water pressure

I have a gas water heater. Put in in 09. Low after pressure in all faucets. Have drained water heater, changed piping to pex and new pressure valve. Still same low pressure. Could it be heater itself?
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Water heater pilot tube keeps getting condensation in it

I have take line loose a couple times to blow it out but the condensation keeps coming back and causing the pilot light to go out...it does stay lit for a while after I clear the condensation...maybe ...
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water heater circuit requires a ground connection

Purchased a British Standard water heater with 3 supply connections -live, neutral and earth. The circuit design requires a ground. Tried to fix the water heater in Philippines which only has 2 pin ...
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Why won't my furnace turn on?

My furnace will not turn on. Unless: Switch off. Unplug Fresh Air Intake Motor (a MagneTek ). Turn on (hear a click). Plug motor back in. Heat fires. Blower distributes Its a ...
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Sink valve replacements, concerning draining water

Two fold question. Background: water to sink and shower shut off for two months prior to shutting main to replace cold water valve. I drained all faucets except the shower. When I removed the valve, ...
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Installing Honeywell RTH9580WF on ICM280 Furnace Control Board

I bought for my new apartment thermostat Honeywell RTH9580WF to replace my old Honeywell TH3110D1008. I watched almost every video I could find on internet "How to do it", but I couldn't fined ...
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Is there a low temperature thermostat that is simulatneous switching for two electric garage heaters? [closed]

I want to connect two QMark MUH108 10kw electric garage heaters to a single thermostat. According to the spec sheet, this unit uses 24 V control. It was previously asked about a low temp thermostat ...
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Can a digital wall timer be used with a baseboard heater?

Can the Eaton PT18M-W-K (1800-Watt 15 Amp) timer be used for a 1500-Watt baseboard heater? According to the specs, the answer appears to be "yes". However, "heater" is conspicuously absent from the ...
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Why doesn't my pressure relief valve work as expected? [closed]

My water heater is 4 years old. I noticed very hot water coming out of all faucets, no cold water and a whistling noise. Added a regulator to stop back flow on cold water. Replaced pressure relief ...
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Is there a type of extension cord I can use with a gutter heater?

I just purchased a gutter heater (yes I know it may not actually work), and the user's manual said not to use an extension cord. We don't have any outlets within the 6 foot range of the cord on the ...
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What size breaker and wire do I need for my garage wall heater?

I am planning on installing a Garage ceiling heater, which has a fan, and 240 volt coil electric heater. This unit is 26 amps, and 6000 watts, and will be installed in my garage, 60 feet from my main ...
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tankless water heater

I am looking at adding a tankless water heater but I don't have enough spaces in my breaker box for the breaker requirements of the heater. It is asking for 3 double pole 40 amp breakers and I am ...
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Hose for bleeder valve on baseboard heater

Is there an hose attachment I can buy to help bleed a single baseboard heater valve?
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Were my pipes frozen or was my pilot out?

If the pilot goes out on a gas water heater and i turn on "hot water" only at a sink will cold water come out or will no water come out? I already fixed the hot water problem and got it running again ...
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Gas heater fan noise

I have a CF653C-H Cozy wall gas heater ..The fan runs fine , except when it shuts down , it clicks 15 to 20 times before stopping . At least I am guessing its the fan, could also be the motor ..But ...
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Ends of 25' 12/3 and short 14/3 extension cords get warm with 1500W heater

I've 'tested' three listed extension cords, one at a time, by plugging a 4 year old 1500W fanned heater ($10 at Home Depot) into a 20 amp house circuit (no other appreciable load). The cords: orange ...
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How do I reduce the capacity of a solar water heater tank

I have a solar water heater system that takes a lot of sun hours to warm up and that cools down too fast. I live in Puerto Rico, so the outside air temps and sun hours are not the problem. After 10 ...
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Blower fan works w/ a/c “auto”, not with heat “auto”

I know there are similar questions out there but are there any new ideas? When I turn on my heater, the gas fires up but the fan doesn't turn on. I know the fan is still working because it will turn ...
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How far does bookcase have to be next to baseboard heater?

How far does furniture have to be from the side of a baseboard heater? My bookcase will be 2 inches from the side of the baseboard heater, I would like it to be closer so I can use the outlet on the ...
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Do I need to prepare my boiler for the water being shut off at mains?

We have a brand new boiler and hot water heater. The city is turning our water off at the main for approximately 6+ hours for maintenance. Do I have to do anything? They’re both run on natural gas. ...
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Making my own heater coil [closed]

So I am working on a project to which I need a heater. Currently I am using a cheapo heat gun that I purchased at Harbor Freight which works decently but I would like my heat to be more evenly ...
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King wall heater - fan works but no heat

The other day our King wall heater stopped working. The fan spins but no heat. I took it apart and cleaned it, I also reset the breaker and the unit itself (via the instructions to turn off the ...
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Safe heater options for small cabin with no electric [closed]

I'm trying to set up a safe heater for an 8'x20' cabin. The cabin is based on a standard steel container. I want one that doesn't require electric, and exhausts any fumes to the outside. I'm in the ...
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240v Cove Heater Wiring

So I'm planning on wiring in three 240v cove heaters in my master bedroom and bathroom (on two separate thermostats). I've read through the manufacturer installation instructions, as well as ...
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Changing input to water heater

If I'm changing the input (and output) hoses in my gas water heater, do I need to drain the tank first? Or can I just shut off the water, shut off the gas to water heater and disconnect both hoses? ...
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Add Heater to Circuit - 14 AWG to 10 AWG on 30A breaker?

My new home has ductless wall heaters (Cadet specifically). I want to add a new wall and install another heater in it. In checking my panel, I see that the seven original heaters are on four dedicated ...
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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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Can mold survive on copper? [closed]

Also, does copper kill mold and mold spores? Does copper prevent mold such as 'black mold even.
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How can I turn off a ceiling heat panel with only a setting dial?

I have a heater at work that’s been put into the ceiling , almost looks like an RV heater. It’s about 40” x 40” and has one black dial for high and low. I turned this on because it was getting cold ...
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Why do space heaters make the air smell like that?

My parents live in a country house and they've got a bunch of space heaters of various designs. Some of them are: Heating coil and a fan (hot air blower) Oil-filled battery Flat electric battery (no ...
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Connecting 30 Water Heater with 15 Gallon Under the Counter

Could someone point me in the right direction how to install a 30 gal water heater with an existing 15 gallon under the counter water heater? It would be installed in the carport storage room beside ...
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Do I need a pump for my water heater discharge pipe? [closed]

I was wondering do I need a special upflow pump for the hot water discharge on my water heater. I have a finished basement and want to set it up so if the heater blows off it will pump outside. My ...
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Why does hot air from my fan heater stop after 4 to 7 seconds?

Product: Challenge fan heater: model E9907R-N -- 230-240V -- 50 Hz -- 2750-3000W. While off, something fell through the grid. I opened the fan heater to remove it. It now doesn't blow hot air (...
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Modern replacement for in-room electric storage heaters (Stiebel Eltron ETS)

My house is outfitted with in-room electric storage heaters (installed in late 90s). The model is Stiebel Eltron ETS 208 (and 308). Those hail from the age where night-time electricity rate was ...
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Mount TV above baseboard heater

I need to mount my tv on a wall, or maybe just leave it on the stand, but the only wall that works has a baseboard heater on it. I've seen other questions about TVs over fireplaces, but my TV is ...
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Can you leave cold water running (inlet) through gas water heater - with the heating element actuall OFF?

I think this is a stupid question. It makes sense to me, that you could run cold water from the main line into the tank, without actually having the water heater on (gas) - or actively heating water. ...
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Ductless Mini Split System for Cooling, Heating, and Dehumidification [closed]

I have a 22x24 foot building that I'd like to heat, cool, and dehumidify in East Texas. I'm specifically interested in purchasing a ductless mini split system to achieve this, but I have the ...
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Replace gas patio heater with what size electric?

I currently has a propane gas patio heater. Its design allows a massive amount of heat to escape upward instead of being reflected downward due to its use of combustion to produce heat. I would like ...
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What does this lever do near my gas heater?

I am not entirely sure what this big duct work is for. Its not the exhaust, because im sure the exhaust is the smaller duct on the gar left side (exiting form the enter image description heretop). The ...
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Any ideas for reattaching these baseboard heaters to the wall?

This baseboard heater (Hunter Heatmaster Convection Baseboard Heater - Model 35514) has come away from the wall. Its twin is having a similar problem. It seems neither was installed using a drywall ...
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Shower water temperature has changed in 2 of our upper level bathrooms…one is scalding hot & one is freezing cold!

We have 3 upper level bathrooms where the shower temp has drastically changed in "2" of them. Our master bedroom shower all of a sudden only puts out only COLD water & my son's shower is scalding ...
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Downstairs & upstairs central heating on, water heater pilot turns off

I normall only turn on one central heating at a time upstairs or downstairs but when accidentally both are on, the minute that happens my water heater pilot goes off. This is proven fact. I can only ...
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Hot water lasting only for 1 minute

I just moved into a shared home and noticed that the hot water in my shower lasts for only about a minute before it turns ice cold. I told my landlord about this and he said he would rise the heat ...
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Gas fireplace flame won't stay on; both flame and pilot go out

I have a Charmglow 300TQ unvented gas fireplace. It worked beautifully until I had the 100 lb bottled gas tank refilled three days ago. I am now having two problems, which I imagine are related: 1) ...
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Gas water pipe corrosion… Can It be fixed?

My gas water heater pipes have corrosion at the copper to galvanized metal connection. Can it be fixed, and if so with what and how?