Baseboard And Water Heaters 12/2 Yellow? - Electrical - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #16
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,669
Rewards Points: 2,096
Default

Baseboard and water heaters 12/2 yellow?


Quote:
Originally Posted by funfool View Post
The color of the sheathing on the wire by code changed awhile back.
I remember when it was all white sheathing, and the size was stamped in ink on the sheathing.
This made the inspectors have to actually look and read the wire sizes in a rough in inspection.
Now with the new code, the inspector can just look at the color of the wire and know what size it is without getting face into each little section to see if it is correct size.

white is 14
yellow is 12
I thought 10 was orange, but it could be red. then there is #8 wire.

None of this has anything to do with what the poster wants to do.
I have a 20 amp breaker and some #16 wire and want to connect a water heater ... is that ok
You are correct, Fun. 10 is orange, just bought some to hook up my MIG Welder.

Advertisement

__________________
" A lot of men build things, and a lot of things fall down "


Last edited by jagans; 05-28-2013 at 10:04 PM.
jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Eighty Four, Pa.15330
Posts: 1,401
Rewards Points: 800
Default

Baseboard and water heaters 12/2 yellow?


1500 watt @240 volts=6.25 amps
2000 watt @240 volts=8.33 amps
3000 watt@ 240 volts=12.5 amps


You can use 14/2 romex on majority of baseboard heat.
bobelectric is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #18
Remodel and New Build GC
 
MTN REMODEL LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Colorado @ 7651'
Posts: 2,974
Rewards Points: 2,218
Default

Baseboard and water heaters 12/2 yellow?


Quote:
Originally Posted by bobelectric View Post
1500 watt @240 volts=6.25 amps
2000 watt @240 volts=8.33 amps
3000 watt@ 240 volts=12.5 amps


You can use 14/2 romex on majority of baseboard heat.
Yep.... I've never installed an electric WH... guess I could look it up... anyone know the normal wattage.
__________________
Never stop learning (xcep fer speling en typeing)
MTN REMODEL LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #19
Electrical Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 725
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Baseboard and water heaters 12/2 yellow?


Quote:
Originally Posted by MTN REMODEL LLC
Yep.... I've never installed an electric WH... guess I could look it up... anyone know the normal wattage.
Most 40-50 gallon tank water heaters are around 4500-5500 watts I believe. We have a 30 gallon single burner water heater in a mobile home that uses 3500 watts. It happens to be on a 20 amp breaker.
Kyle_in_rure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2013, 09:28 AM   #20
Member
 
joed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 8,349
Rewards Points: 3,492
Blog Entries: 4
Default

Baseboard and water heaters 12/2 yellow?


Here is a link to the heatex cable. It appears to come in sizes up to #2.

http://www.nexans.ca/eservice/Naviga...ationId=207009

Quote:
Standards
National : CSA C22.2 N 48-M90
Description

CSA File #LL23462 Class 5821 02

NMD90 (Red) HEATEX* is a variant of copper conductor NMD90 CANADEX, with NO WHITE WIRE in the 2 conductor cable. This cable is designed for use on 240-volt systems where there is no NEUTRAL, therefore the cable has a black and a red conductor in addition to the bare bonding wire. To make identification easier it is usually supplied with a RED overall jacket. It should NOT be used on 110-volt systems as there is no neutral, and it is dangerous to use either the red or the black as a neutral. Large sizes are available for use with electric furnaces.

Application

For open or concealed wiring in dry or damp locations where not exposed to mechanical injury.
Minimum recommended handling temperature minus 25C (with suitable handling procedures).
Maximum conductor temperature 90C.
Specifically designed for 240 volt heating circuits.
__________________
Do not PM with questions that can be asked in a forum. I will not respond.

Last edited by joed; 05-29-2013 at 09:32 AM.
joed is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to joed For This Useful Post:
daveb1 (05-29-2013), frenchelectrican (05-29-2013), Kyle_in_rure (05-29-2013), MTN REMODEL LLC (05-29-2013)
Old 05-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
Member
 
Code05's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD
Posts: 1,841
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Baseboard and water heaters 12/2 yellow?


Quote:
Originally Posted by bobelectric View Post
1500 watt @240 volts=6.25 amps
2000 watt @240 volts=8.33 amps
3000 watt@ 240 volts=12.5 amps


You can use 14/2 romex on majority of baseboard heat.
Just to nit pick. Ya missed on 3000W.

424.3 Branch Circuits.
(B) Branch-Circuit Sizing. Fixed electric space-heating
equipment and motors shall be considered continuous load.

220.5 Calculations.

(B) Fractions of an Ampere. Calculations shall be permitted
to be rounded to the nearest whole ampere, with decimal
fractions smaller than 0.5 dropped.

Advertisement

Code05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wiring colours


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Baseboard hot water heaters in shared hallway tedfor HVAC 1 01-08-2013 04:59 PM
electric hot water baseboard heaters. handyman_squire Plumbing 5 08-12-2012 07:14 AM
hot water baseboard heaters bubblebuddy914 HVAC 3 01-27-2011 12:31 PM
Oil powered Hot Water Radiation with Baseboard Heaters girly_momma HVAC 5 01-13-2010 10:22 PM
Removing hot water baseboard heaters. Sandy1000 HVAC 4 11-02-2008 05:41 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts