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Old 03-05-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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Have a Pathon E3 heater that is 240 volts one phase max 13 amps,output 3000 watts.It has carol 10/4 wire on the heater now that is red,green,black.I want to install this heater in my garage can I use this wire from the panel and put a plug on the heater.What kind of breaker will I need and recepatcle.Thanks

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2P30 breaker. Use #10 Romex or AC or MC, not the rubber cord between the panel and the outlet.

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could I use 12/2 with a double pole 20 to a receptacle and keep the rubber cord on the heater.
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yes you can. I read the size of the heater wrong. #12 on a 2P20 is all you need. Sorry.
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thank you and I can use the 10/4 still on the heater
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Ok, you need a NEMA 6-20P plug and a NEMA 6-20R receptacle.

Yes, it should be ok to keep the 10/4.

This should help you find the plug you need...
http://www.frentzandsons.com/Hardwar...nfiguratio.htm
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Thanks for all the information it has been very helpful.

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