Putting in baseboard heating. What gauge wire?

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Old 05-21-14, 09:28 AM
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Putting in baseboard heating. What gauge wire?

I'll be putting in one 8 ft and two 4 ft heating elements. What do I need for wire gauge and circuit? I've got to add a circuit to my panel. The length of wire from the panel will be about 100 feet to the farthest element. Also, do I need a wire for each element or can I run a continuous wire to each. I'm believe the elements will be 240. Thanks!
 
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Old 05-21-14, 10:19 AM
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Assuming the 8' is 2000 watts, and the 4' are 1000 each, #12 on a 2 pole 20 amp breaker should be fine.

If you use the 80% rule for continuous load, it would put you .66% over but, I wouldn't sweat it.

Yes, one continuous circuit daisy chained.
 
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I meant .66 amps not %
 
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