electrical baseboard w/ thermostat

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Old 01-08-08, 08:08 AM
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electrical baseboard w/ thermostat

I just baught a 6' electric baseboard heater 240 volt.I also baught a 240 volt dial thermostat.I have a 20 amp breaker with 12/2 wire already in place on my porch.I have two outlets out there and a ceiling fan.My question is,can I run the power wire from the last outlet box to the heater,then run power to the thermostat? or do I run the power to the thermostat first?
 
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Neither.

You run a dedicated circuit from your panel to the thermostat. Then you run to the heater. You use an appropriate sized breaker in your panel, which very well might be 20 amps, Of course it needs to be a 240 volt breaker.
 
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So I could run 12/2 from the panel to the thermostat,then from there to the heater.Now would I have to put a box in the wall where the thermosts is going to be because of all the wire's?
 
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Yes, the thermostat requires a single gang junction box.
 
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