Baseboard heaters

I am looking into installing 5 1000 watt baseboard heaters on the second floor of my house. Would it be ok to run one feed to a junction box in the attic from a double pole 30 amp breaker and feed them individually from that?
Reply to
Anonymous
No, get an Electrician (it's worth it) or home-run 12-gauge wire to each heater, each on their own 15 or 20-amp breaker. Reasons being, a junction box is more so just a bridge and you need a Sub-Panel to safely run that much power...an oven range at full tilt. - By my estimate, you're running at least 40-amps and you never want to wire for just-enough or borderline. You always need to over engineer and should be using 6-gauge copper wire on a 50-amp proper setup...read the, possibly, quite thorough instructions again.
Reply to
Anonymous

Site Timeline Threads

HomeOwnersHub website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.