Quick question on installing electric baseboard


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Old 12-31-13, 05:11 PM
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Quick question on installing electric baseboard

Hello
Just purchased a Fahrenheit 6ft electric baseboard from the depot,its a 240v 1500 watt 6.2 amp
Was wondering if a 15 amp single pole breaker is the correct one to use? or a double pole breaker?
The diagram seems to be related to using 14/2 wire
Are both the wires coming out of the baseboard hot? or is one neutral
Just want to be sure to use correct stuff,they were not much help at the depot,and the diagram is a little confusing
Thanks for your help
 

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Old 12-31-13, 05:46 PM
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That it is a 240 volt heater denotes the need for a two-pole circuit breaker. If you use type NM cable for connections then you will need to re-color the white wire to some other color than white, grey or green using a permanent marker or colored tape.
 
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Old 12-31-13, 05:49 PM
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thanks so much
Is it ok to use 14/2 nm as long as I recolor the white wire?
Thanks so much
 
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Yes, you can use 14-2 NM-b on a 15 amp breaker. It must be a 240 volt breaker made specifically for your make and model of panel.
 
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Thanks so much for the info,really appreciate it
 
 

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