THHN wire under baseboard heater?

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Old 01-27-16, 08:08 PM
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THHN wire under baseboard heater?

I'm planning on installing 2 space heaters against cinder block wall. Load center is on the same wall.
I am going to install 1/2" PVC conduit from the load center to 1st baseboard heater, then from 1st baseboard heater to 2nd baseboard heater.

Baseboard heater has a knockout at the bottom, but there is no bottom or back at that area.

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No back or bottom.

The question is, is it ok to run THHN wire in this location without conduit?

My guess is no, but just had to ask.

I could just run 10-2 NM wire, but its just that THHN stranded wire and a little cheaper and easier to work with.
 

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Baseboard heater has a knockout at the bottom, but there is no bottom or back at that area.
Any idea what that knockout is for ?

The single conductor wire must be in an approved raceway ... conduit or equivalent.
 
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There wasn't any instruction that I can find saying what that knock out is for. But I have used it to feed 12-2 NM from right side (because that is side where wire coming from) then pulled to left side, where I installed thermostat in past.
Just had 12-2 NM seating under baseboard heater.
 
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