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Old 02-05-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Would it be ok to disconnect the cable from an immersion heater in a hot water tank and connect it to an electric radiator in the bathroom?

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Why would you want to?
Why do you have to replace the radiator cord? If it is burnt you may have other problems!

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Old 02-05-2009, 07:20 AM   #3
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I need to install an electrical feed to the bathroom. I don't use the immersion heater and would like to install a new electric radiator. I thought that as the immersion heater cable is high wattage plus it already has a timer attached i would just disconnect it and feed it through the bathroom.
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I need to install an electrical feed to the bathroom. I don't use the immersion heater and would like to install a new electric radiator. I thought that as the immersion heater cable is high wattage plus it already has a timer attached i would just disconnect it and feed it through the bathroom.
What size wire is it? What is is connected to in the breaker panel? What is the nameplate rating of the bathroom heater?
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If it is to supply power to the bathroom. I think i would do it right and install the proper size circuit with a GFI.

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If you said you wanted to disconnect your hot water heater and use the circuit instead for your heater, I would say OK, but what voltage, wire size and amperage breaker does the water heater circuit have - and this circuit is of course only used for the hot water heater currently. Correct?

So the hot water heater would be *totally* disconnected!

Then the next question is what voltage and wattage is the heater? And what size circuit breaker does the manufacturer recommend (if they do)?

Is this a hard wired heater or plug in? If plug in, what type plug?

If on the other hand you wanted to leave part of the hot water heater connected and run a wire from the hot water heater to the new heater, I would say this is not a good idea.
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Would it be ok to disconnect the cable from an immersion heater in a hot water tank and connect it to an electric radiator in the bathroom?
Depends on the details.

If voltage and amperage are the same on both units, sure.

If not, some adjustments must be made.
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Thanks for the help guys. First time i used one of these forums. Darren Briggs

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