electric water heater hook-up

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Old 11-01-05, 03:20 PM
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electric water heater hook-up

Greetings! I've re-wired almost my whole house myself, new service entrance, fuse panel, range, dryer, etc, but looking at the schematic that came with this 240 volt, 50 gallon water heater that I'm installing, there's two hot line feeds and a ground. There's no place to connect the neutral. I guess I don't need to fully understand, I just need to know am I looking at this correctly?
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You only need a neutral if the device use 120 volts. A hot water heater does not. You are reading it correct. Hot water heater does not use a neutral.
 
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As joed stated, there is no neutral needed, so no place to hook one up. if you already ran a cable that has a neutral then simply cap the neutral wire on both ends. If you haven;t run the cable yet, then save your money and don't run a cable with a neutral.
 
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