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sebrun

03:14AM | 11/12/03
Member Since: 02/12/03
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Our wonderful contractor originally agreed to install 220v wiring for electric baseboard heaters in our upstairs addition. Unfortunately, the electrician only ran 110v. Obviously, we can just buy 110v heaters and be done with it, but I want to know what, if anything I'm losing by not insisting on having 220v run for the baseboard.

Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

daveg

02:22AM | 11/15/03
Member Since: 03/01/03
22 lifetime posts
You can have 120V heaters that have the same output as 220V heaters, BUT- to get that same "wattage" output, 120V heaters draw about double the amperage. What this means is that if the electrician didn't pull the correct size wires-they may be too small for the size heaters you planned on having. O- and another thing... If the wires are hooked up to 120V in the breaker box, why can't he just switch them over to the 220V side???

[This message has been edited by daveg (edited November 15, 2003).]

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