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Old 01-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #16
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I sure will give it a try. will let you know what happen. Many thanks for the help.

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Is this cable on top of the shingles or under it?
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But then again, after thinking about it, you said the whole room does not work. What kind of contractor looked at your house ? Did he have a meter with him ? I would think you need an electrician to look at it. Seems a little strange that all those heaters are wired in series so that if one burns out, they all stop working. You could simply have a defective thermostat.
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But then again, after thinking about it, you said the whole room does not work. What kind of contractor looked at your house ? Did he have a meter with him ? I would think you need an electrician to look at it. Seems a little strange that all those heaters are wired in series so that if one burns out, they all stop working. You could simply have a defective thermostat.
very good point. I simply took the OP's word on the inspectors report. Given that it is the entire room, it could be anything from the t-stat to the breaker feeding the room (maybe even just turned off?)

A quick review of the manufacturers literature shows that the individual units are wired in parallel. As such, damage to an individual unit would not be cause for the entire room to lack heat unless that damage causes the breaker to trip.
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very good point. I simply took the OP's word on the inspectors report. Given that it is the entire room, it could be anything from the t-stat to the breaker feeding the room (maybe even just turned off?)

A quick review of the manufacturers literature shows that the individual units are wired in parallel. As such, damage to an individual unit would not be cause for the entire room to lack heat unless that damage causes the breaker to trip.

The contractor is an electrician. The report said 'breakers are good, tested T-statt OK"
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The contractor is an electrician."
...apparently not a great electrician....

You may wish to call ESWA and ask who their dealers are in your area. Get somebody in there a little more familar with the system.
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. I tear out only what I need to for stopping the leak. NO pipe tape or thread dope on this fitting and it was not tight enough IMO. The hole I left was 36" x 36". Two days later the home owner calls to tell me that insurance adjuster came by and WILL NOT allow a claim. Why? Because someone went in, tore out part of the wall, and "messed with" the plumbing. So--the adjuster has no idea of what was leaking, where it was leaking, nothing. .
You mean that the insurance company does not want anyone to mitigate the damages i.e. would rather pay more after the adjuster comes in and by then it has gotten worse?
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The contractor is an electrician. The report said 'breakers are good, tested T-statt OK"
well............

was there voltage somewhere (like there should be?)
how did he check the thermostat?

Did he measure continuity in the circuit?

and he gets extra money if you have this guy with the special tester to come find the problem?


as I understand the system, there are multiple panels in your roof, ceiling, whatever. They all connect to the same power feed which comes from your thermostat and back tracking from there, to your electrical panel. Unless the broken connection (if that is the problem) was between the thermostat and the first connection for a panel, as long as you have electrical power, at least one of the panels should be heating up.

If none of them heat up, it is most likely not the heating units themselves but the power source or the wires or connections before you even get to the heating units.

So, saying the breaker is ok and the thermostat is ok is ok but it really doesn't answer much of anything that might indicate what isn't ok.

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