Adding a branch to an exisiitng heater circuit

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Old 03-04-06, 02:37 PM
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Adding a branch to an exisiitng heater circuit

I have a 220 v (pole, 4 wire) circuit which used to be for a dryer. I used to power an electric baseboard heater which draws less than 5 A. The tandem breakers are 20 A each. Is it OK to add another heater on this circuit rated for 6.3 A?

The new heater is in the same room as my panel. Can I run the wire from the breaker? Meaning I'd have to sets of wires from the breaker. If not, then I guess a junction box is in order.

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Old 03-04-06, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mpernice

The new heater is in the same room as my panel. Can I run the wire from the breaker? Meaning I'd have to sets of wires from the breaker. If not, then I guess a junction box is in order.

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If you are running wire to the panel, why not just pick up another breaker for $3 and give it its own circuit (if you have room in your panel)?
 
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