how do I rough in for electric baseboard heat?


Old 11-09-06, 04:53 PM
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how do I rough in for electric baseboard heat?

I am installing electric baseboards (Quellet OFM Series) in new construction. From the box that holds the thermostat I have romex running in the wall to the floor. Then what? Do I need to terminate the romex that I will hook up to the baseboards after drywall in an electrical box, or can they just dangle out of the wall? If I do use a box, do I want to make sure that it will like up exactly behind where the baseboard knockouts are so I can pull the romex through and hook up the heaters? What sort of covers will I use on the box?
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Old 11-09-06, 07:21 PM
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Check with the instructions to make sure you can enter either end of the units.
Then just leave the wire hanging out of the wall, at about the floor level (I lightly tack it to the bottom plate), at one end of each heater.

The wire will enter a knockout in the back of the heater using a romex connector.

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