nuheat floor mats wire hookup

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by KellyO, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. KellyO

    KellyO New Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    I am hooking up heated floor mats, by Nuheat, with their reccommended Thermostat. Question is when running the wires, from the mat to the power hookup, Should they be run directly into the wall and up to the box or do they need to be run on the outside of the wall up to the powersource? If the latter, how does one enclose the box? Is there a cover plate that will work? KellyO
  2. 480sparky

    480sparky In the Trades

    Oct 8, 2007
    Electrical Contractor
    You notch the bottom plate of the wall, then run the wires inside the wall to the t'stat box. There should be a metal plate to install along the bottom plate to protect the wiring from nails, screws, etc.

    I cannot get any of NuHeats installation instructions to download at this time.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2007
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  4. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

    Jun 16, 2007
    Licensed Electrical Contractor
    NY State, USA
    Typically with floor heat, the line-voltage wires need to be protected somehow as they run up the wall.
  5. Chris75

    Chris75 Electrician

    Aug 12, 2007
    Litchfield, CT
    Did you read the instructions? The wires get snaked up the wall after the drywall is installed. Please read the directions.
  6. Steven62

    Steven62 New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Design Assistant, Watts Radiant
    Nu Heat

    I downloaded the pdf file for the Installation, and it does not show how to rough in the wiring. Go to and click the literature link on the home page. From here, go to manuals and guides, and click on elctrical rough -in. It will show a nice perspective view of a wall section and wire paths. Nu-heat is a bit different, but the basics are the same.
    I hope this helps!
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