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Old 01-31-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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I had 2 electric baseboard heaters in one room on a Honeywell T498B type in-line 220V thermostat. The wiring went from one baseboard, and then junctioned to the 2nd with a wire from the 1st. If I only hook up one and eliminate a baseboard and the junction wire between the first and second baseboard, will the thermostat still function as usual with just 1 baseboard?

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Yes you must turn the breaker off and make sure there is no power with a meter before you do anything.

You should be able to. There will be one set of wires going into the heater and one set going out. They will be one set that goes to the heater. You would have to disconnect both the wires going to the heater. Another option is install a thermostat on the heater itself. That's what I did on the ones I don't like to use all the time.
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Yes you must turn the breaker off and make sure there is no power with a meter before you do anything.

You should be able to. There will be one set of wires going into the heater and one set going out. They will be one set that goes to the heater. You would have to disconnect both the wires going to the heater. Another option is install a thermostat on the heater itself. That's what I did on the ones I don't like to use all the time.
Breaker off and manually test with the meter every time, but good reminder.

Don't want to move the thermostat to the baseboard since I already have the box cut into the wall and the wires run, so i'll re-use it.

I needed to extend the location of the thermostat so I pulled the original BX style wire to the basement, put a metal junction box, and then used new 10 NM-B wire to go from the junction to the thermostat. Sound ideal?
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Sounds good to me. Just be sure to use the proper connectors to secure the different type of wire to the boxes you use. Leave enough at each box so you can properly twist them together and wire nut them.
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Is this extended circuit properly grounded?
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