Wall Heater Installation in Bathroom


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Old 03-14-15, 12:56 PM
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Wall Heater Installation in Bathroom

I want to install an electric wall heater in my bathroom. It is 240V, 1300 watts, 5.42 amps.

What sort of wire would I need? Can I use 14/2 or 14/3?

Do I need a GFCI breaker since it is located in a bathroom?
 
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Old 03-14-15, 01:32 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You would use 14-2 w/ground as you don't require a neutral.
A GFI breaker is not required by code if that is a hard wired heater. However, the manufacturer could specify GFI protection if used in a wet location like a bathroom. You'd need to check the installation instructions.

Personally, I'd install a GFI breaker.
 
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Old 03-14-15, 05:28 PM
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Installation instructions say nothing about a GFI breaker, but like you, I think I'll install one anyway.
 
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Old 03-14-15, 06:07 PM
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GFI protection not required, nor would I waste money on an expensive GFI breaker. The heater is not being constantly touched. Mine even has a plastic trim housing.
 
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Old 03-14-15, 08:11 PM
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I have to disagree.... I don't consider spending money on a GFI breaker in this case as a waste of money.
 
 

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