Installing a Big Box Store Electric Base Board Heater

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by 87vertgt, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    Location:
    Chicago,IL
    Amps : 6.25 A
    Assembled Depth (In Inches) : 2.5 in
    Assembled Height (In Inches) : 6.75 in
    Assembled Weight (In LBS) : 13.60 lb
    Assembled Width (In Inches) : 72 in
    BTU Heat Rating : 5118 Btu/h
    Color / Finish : White
    Depth : 2.5 in
    Energy Star Compliant : No
    Fuel Type : Electric
    Heating Area : 150 ft²
    Height : 6.75 in
    Maximum Wattage : 1500 W
    Thermostat : No
    Vented : Yes
    Voltage : 240 V

    I am guessing to run a 10 gauge wire. 30 amp fuse? can I run two of these on 1 line?
  2. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

    Messages:
    991
    Location:
    NY State, USA
    WHY????
    Why not #12 on a 20A?


    Absolutely. You can even put two on the same 20A circuit.
  3. jar546

    jar546 In the Trades

    Messages:
    432
    Location:
    USA
    You can run 14/2 on a 15A breaker and have no problems and be code compliant.
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