I am trying to install (5) seperate 36" long (750 watts ea.) 220v electric baseboard
and intend to regulate from a double line break, line voltage thermostat. Had a svc. upgrade done recently and a line was run from svc. panel (double 20 amp breakers) to the thermostat and I am now at a point where I have the Load line side (L1 & L2) of the thermostat ready to connect to the units.
Confussion: Ran a 10/2 w/grd from svc panel to carry the anticipated 3750 combined watts of the 5 units. Have a basic wiring diagram that is somewhat confusing for wiring multiple units IN PARALLEL. I opened one of the baseboard units and notice that their wiring is of a stranded type and is only 14 gauge. Question: Can I continue wiring with 14 gauge from unit to unit or do I have to go with 10 guage solid wire? Can I run individual wires inside conduit or do I have to use NMB sheathed electrical cable. I do have other questions relating to the wiring diagram, but maybe someone can start with this popouri I just posted. Thanks for any anticipated help that maybe coming.
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