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Old 11-20-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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240 wall switch


I have a electric room heater that hangs on the wall, it runs on 240 but it is low amps. only 15 for the breaker and the wiring is #12. There is no turn off switch on the hearter and I would like to be able to install a wall switch so it can be turned off and on. It is used for a bathroom in my basement which is not finished and is cool in the winter time.

Every switch that I find at home depot etc. shows that there for 120 volt.


Thanks in advance and any help would be deeply appericated
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you want a "two-pole" or "double-pole" switch. DPST is the electronics-oriented name for it. It will have four terminals but is not the same as a "4-way" switch.

You could very well just install a line-voltage thermostat. Most of them have an OFF option.
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You could very well just install a line-voltage thermostat. Most of them have an OFF option.

Something like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053
This would be an easy installation if you have access to the wiring. Mount this on the wall about 5' high using a plastic box, connect your incoming 240 and run a line to the heater.
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"This would be an easy installation if you have access to the wiring."

And if he doesn't... then the switch isn't an option either.
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