Hot Water Heater Install


Old 08-19-05, 03:14 PM
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Hot Water Heater Install

I have a new heater am installing in my home. i was told to use 10-2 for this
unit - i bought the 30 amp 2 -pole breaker and have alot of empty spots for heres my problem - i have the black ,white and a ground wire for my heater ,But i have 2 screws on my breaker? so how does that work
i.e. - white to neutral - black to breaker - ground to ground or ?
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Old 08-19-05, 03:19 PM
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A straight 240 volt device does not need a neutral. Use the white wire for half the 240, and the black wire for the other half of the 240. The ground is, of course, the ground.
Old 08-19-05, 04:06 PM
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When you use the white as a hot conductor it should be marked using tape or a magic marker to re-identify it as hot. Use red or black at each end of the wire.

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