Baseboard Heater Wiring to Code

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Old 12-29-14, 11:22 AM
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Baseboard Heater Wiring to Code

I am doing some remodeling and I am going to have two baseboard heaters run off of one thermostat. Is it safe and to code to run the electric from the thermostat to one of the heaters and then join to the other heater at the first heater? Or do I need to join both heaters at the thermostat (or junction box)?

I am not sure if its ok to have multiple sets of wires combined and stored inside the heater compartment.


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Old 12-29-14, 12:33 PM
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The heaters can be daisy-chained or wired from the T-stat.
 
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Wouldn't daisy chaining put them in series and loose voltage at the second heater? Or maybe I am not understanding the term.
 
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Old 12-29-14, 12:59 PM
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Bring the cable from the T-stat into H1. Also bring the cable going to H2 into H1. splice to the heater leads.
 
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Are you saying to bring it from T stat into same side of heater one and join all three there or go from the opposite end of heater one into heater two?
 
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Daisy chain refers to the parallel connection of power from source to device A, then parallel connection from device A to device B and so forth.
 
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I only want to know if I can join all three of these connections in the same side of the heater
 
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If by 3 connections you mean heater wire, power in and power out, yes.
 
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Old 12-29-14, 01:18 PM
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You will only have two cable to join in the heater. One from the T-stat, the other to the second heater.
 
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