Floor heat

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-18-11, 07:31 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 65
Floor heat

I need to supply power to radiant electric floor heat wires in a master bathroom.
The floor heater is 110/120v, 1080 watts, controlled (switched) by a wall thermostat.
The branch circuit supplying the bathroom is a dedicated 15a with GFCI breaker in the panel.
Other bathroom accessories (including an 1875 watt hair dryer) may be used in this bathroom so I don't think I should extend the bath circuit to include the floor heat.
Questions:
1.Can I extend an adjacent bedroom circuit to pick up the floor heat, changing the bedroom outlet to a GFI and putting the floor heat on the load side?
2.Do I need to get rid of arc fault devices if present in the bedroom?

Thanks!
Note - providing a dedicated circuit for the heat is by far the least practical solution.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-18-11, 09:29 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Near Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 10,288
Originally Posted by senor-mouse View Post
providing a dedicated circuit for the heat is by far the least practical solution.
That solution is the only legal one.
 
  #3  
Old 10-19-11, 11:05 AM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,350
I agree with Ben. Installing a new circuit is the correct way to go.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'