This may be confusing, but I am describing it the best I can.
I have Honeywell single-line break electic baseboard wall-mounted thermostat receiving power on a 15A breaker from the panel. It feeds a wire running to baseboard heater (bbh) # 1. The wire connects with bbh # 1, and then I have another wire leaving bbh # 1 running to bbh # 2.
Great. I hook everything up - nothing works!
I have "Uniwatt" 500 W bbhs in which the installation instructions say another heater can be placed in series.
I fiddled around, trying different wire combinations and I found the only way I could get a heater to work is to completely disconnect bbh# 2, and wire in only bbh # 1 - then it will work. Strangely, if I use a circuit tester to test my original wiring configuration, I get do get power going to bbh # 2.
Can you wire bbhs in series, or do they have to be parallel? Is a single pole thermostat ok? What is the best way to wire this setup so it works? Thank you...
Each of the bbhs have two junction boxes, a right and left. Each box has two wires: a blk and a red, and a place to ground. In the original state the blk and red wires are tied together on one end. Disconnecting the bbh # 2 and tieing the blk and red wires together on the "dead end" of bbh # 1 - that's how I got it to work.
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