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Old 03-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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I had an electric heating system removed from the house I bought and replaced it with an oil furnace but the electrician left one old electric baseboard still attached. I'm wondering if there's a way I can remove it myself. Is there any way to safely determine if it is still hooked up to the electricity in the house? Anything else I should be concerned about?

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Did these heaters have a separate circuit breaker panel or were they connected to the same panel that serves the house? Either way, did the electrician remove the breakers for the heaters?

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They were on the same panel as the rest of the house. I think I've figured out which breakers went to the baseboards on the first floor - they are set to off. I don't know if the one remaining baseboard is connected to anything besides the wall at this point.
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Drive yourself down to a hardware store and buy a non-contact voltage tester. No guessing is allowed with electricity.
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setting a disconnected circuit's breaker to off is not acceptable. The wires need to be removed from the breaker and wire nuts put on them.
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