Electric Baseboard Heaters


I was recently looking for one of these, and ran across some documentation
that by most code, these types of heaters are supposed to be on their own
circuit. Why would a 500-Watt / 120 Volt (rated at just over 3 Amps)
electric baseboard heater need to be on its own circuit? Can anyone shed
some light on this?
Thanks,
Scott
Reply to
Scot
The code is designe to increase safety. It needs to be on it's own circuit because it is a large appliance. if that is the only one you have then you should be able to put it on a shared circuit. However, unless you have an intimate knowledge of all your circuits it will be better and easier to run a dedicated line. it is easier and simpler to run a new line that it is to make an inventory of all your circuits, safer too.
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Lawrence

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