I have a 4' electric baseboard heater where I don't want it. There
are two other heaters in the room totaling around 25' of baseboard and
I'd like to just remove the short piece. Is it as simple as removing
the baseboard and capping the wires? Is there anything I should look
The power feeding the sections is typically daisy-chained around the room.
Unless the piece you want to remove is the last one in the chain, you will
probably have two cables in the junction box, one feeding in and one feeding
out to the next heater. If you have the end of the run, with just one cable
in it, you can disconnect that cable from the upstream heater. If you've got
two cables in it, you'll need to install a junction box with a blank cover
Depends on how they are wired. If it is a single unit on a breaker by
itself, remove the wires from the breaker and remove the heating unit. If
they are daisy chained, you'll have to put in a junction box and run a wire
to the next heater in the series. Remember, you are not allowed to have a
junction box hidden in a wall. As for capping the wires, put them in a box,
not dangling with wire nuts on the ends.
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