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    JohnPA Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 1, 2005, 06:34 AM
    Parallel Thermostats
    I Am installing baseboard electric heat in 2 rooms in my basement on a new
    20 amp 240v circuit. In the first room I'm putting 1 1500 watt heater and 1
    1250 watt heater for a total of approx 11.5 amps (connected parallel).
    My question is this:
    Can I run a parallel connection from the first thermostat to another thermostat in the other room and then install a 1000 watt heater to the 2nd thermostat? (total amps for the baseboard heaters in the 2 rooms would be approx 16 amps.
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    Dec 1, 2005, 07:02 AM
    If you are asking if you can run a cable from the line side of the thermostat to the second thermostat, no problem. That is commonly done as long as the feeds go to the thermostats an d then to the heaters.
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    Dec 1, 2005, 10:58 AM
    Related Electric Baseboard Heat question

    A year ago I converted my attic into a craft room for my wife.

    Although, I am not sure I would call a 30' long, 12' wide room with through the wall A/C, DirectTV with TIVO, wireless LAN access, 3 Skylights, etc a "Craft" room but, then again, she is in the Scrapbooking Cult. <grin>

    Since we live in Minnesota, she also wants it to be heated. Go Figure!

    And herein lies my question.

    I am installing 2 Electric Baseboard heaters. They are 240V on a 20amp circuit. Thinking that I would need 12-3 with ground I ran a new circuit up from the basement, under the floor and then into a box to connect to the Stat. It turns out that all I needed was 12-2. So, what do I do with the Red wire? The Black and White connect to the double pole breaker and the ground to the ground.

    Should I cut and cap off the Red wire and leave it in the main panel or would it be better to do that to the White wire?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    labman Posts: 10,580, Reputation: 551
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    Dec 1, 2005, 02:15 PM
    I would cap off the white. Don't think it makes much difference.

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