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Old 10-27-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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220 volt baseboard heater with low voltage thermostat


I have just re-installed my 24 inch baseboard heater with low voltage thermostat after doing a bathroom renovation. The heater is coming on and staying on and doesn't seem to respond to the thermostat. I believe I wired it up exactly like the one in the other bathroom. What is my problem?

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Usually, a baseboard heater uses a line voltage(220 volt) thermostat.

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we know you didn't wire 220V thru a low voltage stat so there must be a transformer and relay for the stat to control one hot leg of that 220V or break both legs when the space satisfies..say yes please
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Thanks for the input. Yes, I have a relay/transformer. I had decided to use an identical one that my neighbor gave me when he switched to a forced air gas system. Unfortunately, the relay must have been shot because I just put the old one back in and I'm up and running again. Mind you, I sure wish the builder had put in line voltage thermostats when he built the house back in the late 80's... or perhaps that he had put in a forced air system!
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except for the clicking sound your better off with that relay set up 24V stat reacts closer to the settings line stats are very raw control wise...
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