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Old 12-13-2016, 10:03 AM   #1
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Electric Baseboard


I installed two Electric baseboards in my house but the heat turns on and stays on for a litter bit 4 to 5 min then turn off. How do I get this heat to stay on all the time ? I don't understand why the heat turns off.

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120v - in the circuit with 20amp
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Is that a thermostat? Is the temp turned up?
Is there another stat on the baseboard itself? Is it turned up?
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I installed two Electric baseboards in my house but the heat turns on and stays on for a litter bit 4 to 5 min then turn off. How do I get this heat to stay on all the time ? I don't understand why the heat turns off.

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48-inch baseboard
120v - in the circuit with 20amp
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Is that a thermostat? Is the temp turned up?
Is there another stat on the baseboard itself? Is it turned up?

Yes. The Picture with the wires is the thermostat. Yes gets hot very hot, but after that will turn off and take long time and then to turn on again. the problem is that gets cold to touch.

No orther thermostat on the baseboard.
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This is the thermostat
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Not a good place for the thermostat. It shouldn't be above the source of heat. It may just be shutting it off early.
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Not a good place for the thermostat. It shouldn't be above the source of heat. It may just be shutting it off early.
I dont understand. The thermostat its above the heat. where should it be ? its there.
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I dont understand. The thermostat its above the heat. where should it be ? its there.
Not above the heat.

You normally want it on an interior wall away from any direct sunlight, vents, heat sources, etc. It should measure room temp, not the temp of the heat source.

The heater is likely heating the air well over 100f and the thermostat is directly above that.
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Not above the heat.

You normally want it on an interior wall away from any direct sunlight, vents, heat sources, etc. It should measure room temp, not the temp of the heat source.

The heater is likely heating the air well over 100f and the thermostat is directly above that.
I get.. that may be the problem. Can I used another type of thermostat.. but needs to be on the wall.
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Can I used another type of thermostat.. but needs to be on the wall.
Ayuh,.... No need for a different t-stat, ya just can't put any t-stat directly over the heatin' unit,...

Simple physics,... Heat rises,...
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The thermostat is to read the room temperature and turn the heat on according to the setting you select for the room. If you put it above the heater it will feel the heat coming from the heater and turn it off, it's functioning properly you have just installed it incorrectly. Move it away from the heater and reconnect it and all should be good, oh and make sure it's on an interior wall. Installing on an exterior wall may have the opposite effect of turning it on too much.
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The problem is the location of the thermostat, not the type.

What about putting it on the opposite side of the doorway, in the same room?
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Ayuh,.... No need for a different t-stat, ya just can't put any t-stat directly over the heatin' unit,...

Simple physics,... Heat rises,...
Hot AIR rises. "Heat" moves to cold.
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Hot AIR rises. "Heat" moves to cold.
Ayuh,.... If ya heat air, it rises, Right,..??

If ya heat water, it rises, Right,..??

If ya heat oil, it rises, Right,..??

If ya heat wax, it rises, Right,..??

In the case above, the heated air rises, turnin' the t-stat off,....
I stand by my statement,....
Heat rises,....
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The problem is the location of the thermostat, not the type.

What about putting it on the opposite side of the doorway, in the same room?
Dan,

How that can be ?
The baseboard is complete cold and the thermostat do not kick in. Its something else wrong and its not the position.
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how long do you have to wait before the heater will come on again?
You said it gets very hot. Are you sure it is the correct voltage? You don't have a 120volt heater connected to 240 volts do you?
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