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Old 10-19-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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forgot a line to the baseboard heater!


Hey.. I goofed. I wanted to be sure ALL my electric lines were in before they blew in the cellulose into my country get-away (garage with "storage" up top). My plan is constantly evolving and I had some #12 and #10 wire to run. I ran 220 #12 for the two baseboards in the space upstairs from the garage.

I forgot to run the #12 to the baseboard in the temporary bathroom in the lower corner of the garage. I did run the #10 wire for the small 30 gal electric water heater in that bathroom/shower area.

The baseboard takes 8.5 AMPS. I hear water heaters take 15 to 20 AMPS. Can I run them BOTH off the same 25' long #10 wire?

If it's too much for that gauge of wire, what happens?

Thanks!
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Hey.. I goofed. I wanted to be sure ALL my electric lines were in before they blew in the cellulose into my country get-away (garage with "storage" up top). My plan is constantly evolving and I had some #12 and #10 wire to run. I ran 220 #12 for the two baseboards in the space upstairs from the garage.

I forgot to run the #12 to the baseboard in the temporary bathroom in the lower corner of the garage. I did run the #10 wire for the small 30 gal electric water heater in that bathroom/shower area.

The baseboard takes 8.5 AMPS. I hear water heaters take 15 to 20 AMPS. Can I run them BOTH off the same 25' long #10 wire?

If it's too much for that gauge of wire, what happens?

Thanks!
No you can't do that its to much for the breaker. Your baseboad teakes 8.5 amps you say probably on 220v and your need to find out what your water heater takes. even if it is 20 amps your still going to overload the breaker and cause it to trip. Your best bet is too try to fish a wire
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