240 baseboard heat wiring help

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Old 07-07-14, 06:41 AM
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I'm running new baseboard heat into my living room, bathroom, and bedroom. I want to have three different thermostatsl the thermostat in the living room needs to control 3 baseboard heaters (the bedroom and bath t-stats control one heater each).


3 Questions, please:

- seems like t-stats are basically switches, so can I run from the panel box to the bath, then from the bath thermostat to the bedroom, and then from the bedroom t-stat to the living room one?

- would I then pig tail from each thermostat to the heater it controls?

- for the living room, where I want to control 3 baseboard heaters off one thermostat, do I run the line from the thermostat to the first heater, and then from one heater to the next, rather than running from the t-stat to each heater?

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How many watts are each of the heaters you are installing?
 
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thanks...sorry

new to this, will seek out 'start new thread' next time.

watts: bathroom and bedroom 2 foot and 2.5 foot units. living room, 5 foot and 3 foot and 3 foot.

total run - 14.5 feet, roughly 15 amps, on 20 amp breaker.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 08:35 AM
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watts: bathroom and bedroom 2 foot and 2.5 foot units. living room, 5 foot and 3 foot and 3 foot.

total run - 14.5 feet, roughly 15 amps, on 20 amp breaker.
What is the wattage of each unit? All baseboard heaters are not equal, some have low and some have high watt densities.
 
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375 bath; 500 bedroom; 1250, 500, 500 in living room. total roughly 3125 watts on 20 amp breaker
 
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Old 07-07-14, 12:29 PM
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Are you sure the 3 foot units are 500 watts each, they could be 750 watts. I see you have a 2.5 foot unit that is also 500 watts. The posters here like to have the exact information in order to give an answer that is accurate as possible.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 08:53 PM
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Typically the heaters are 250 watts per foot.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 09:16 PM
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I haven't touched baseboard heat in awhile, but it seems the best design would be to put each room on its own circuit assuming you have enough space.
 
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that's the issue - only have the 20 amp breaker to work with. I'm pretty sure it can be done, just not positive how to do it.

the updated heaters I want to use and their wattage are below:

Bath: Cadet Baseboard - 2F350W - 240 / 208 Volt; 350 / 262 Watt, 24 in.

Bedroom: Heater - 2F500A - 240 / 208 Volt; 500 / 375 Watt, 30 in.

Living Room: 6F1500A - 240 / 208 Volt; 1500 / 1125 Watt, 72 in
5F1250A - 240 / 208 Volt; 1250 / 937 Watt, 60 in.
 
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Why do you have only the 20 amp breaker? Is your panel full? Will it use tandems?
 
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