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frankm1960 11-24-2011 11:11 PM

Removing baseboard heater in bathroom
 
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I'd like to remove the small baseboard heater and thermostat in my bathroom. The heater is located behind the flush. I don't use it and it's all rusted etc.

To remove the heater I must install a flush mounted junction box to terminate the wires. I'm not sure about the thermostat. There are two other baseboard heaters on this one circuit so I don't think I can simply pull the wires out.

So I'm left with an ugly junction box in place of the ugly baseboard heater.

Is there any other way I can do this ?

Here's a pic of the heater.

I'm in the process of installing a new flush and flooring and thought I would take care of the heater in the process.

Hopefully there's another way. I guess I could leave it there and paint it :(

jbfan 11-25-2011 07:24 AM

Where is the t stat?

You should be able to remove the wire back to the t stat and put a blank cover there.

COLDIRON 11-25-2011 07:25 AM

When I redid my floor I unscrewed the baseboard from the wall and just left it loose until the floor was finished then just put it back down to the floor and re screwed it with new screws. I would do that unless your really dead set on removing it . Most wire have enough play to lift it a little, shut power off.

frankm1960 11-25-2011 11:33 AM

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The stat is in the top right corner in the pic.

If I removed the wire back to the stat wouldn't that leave me with a junction box on my wall in place of the stat?

As you can tell I don't do any electrical. I normally get an electrician but I thought I would look into doing this myself first.

Thanks for the responses.

frankm1960 11-25-2011 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by COLDIRON (Post 778538)
When I redid my floor I unscrewed the baseboard from the wall and just left it loose until the floor was finished then just put it back down to the floor and re screwed it with new screws. I would do that unless your really dead set on removing it . Most wire have enough play to lift it a little, shut power off.

I can do that I think. I see some screws there but I'm thinking I would like to permanently remove it. I don't know if it's such a good spot for a baseboard heater and it's completely rusted out. Having it there makes it difficult to keep the area clean and it just collects dust which then collects moisture etc.

Maybe the key is to use it more to keep it from rusting.

In order to get it to look better I'm either going to have to replace it or sand it down and paint it.

Removing it permanently I'm still unsure about.

Thanks for your suggestion.


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