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  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-21-2015 at 05:04 PM
    Egads.I thought for sure that a surge protector would trip over anything above 15 amps. Last
    night we ran the kerosene heater in the basement, our brooder lamp under the basement sink that
    drains thro...

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-21-2015 at 02:55 PM
    I 100% agree - but don't have a 20 amp spare, and there's a blizzard between me and the
    hardware store.These 2 heat cables pull less than 5 amps each. I think the surge protector can
    handle the load, ...

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-21-2015 at 02:37 PM
    I love having so many pros at the ready!It's a single breaker occupying a single space in the
    box - is that what you mean by using one leg? Here's the deal, guys. I am working on an
    emergency set up, ...

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-20-2015 at 07:10 PM
    12 G, it's a short run from the box (

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-20-2015 at 05:21 PM
    OK - the local hardware store got a shipment of heat cables this morning, and I bought some of
    the last remaining. I scored the last 2 utility heaters as well. I picked up the last kerosene
    jug as wel...

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-20-2015 at 11:30 AM
    Heat tape - I hadn't considered it, but that sounds far more efficient and safer than trying to
    heat this entire space with baseboards and plug ins.

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-20-2015 at 11:21 AM
    I'm just SW of Baltimore, MD. The 20 amp circuit supports the clock on the stove and and 2
    outlets, I added an outlet for a total of 3. One of those outlets is behind the stove, totally
    inaccessible. ...

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-19-2015 at 03:45 PM
    Thanks for the super fast reply, kok. I have another circuit available but it's 30amp! It was
    previously in use by a dishwasher, and is now free for use. I'd have to swap out the breaker
    for a 20amp, ...

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-19-2015 at 03:37 PM
    Nevermind - my code book just confirmed that the 20a circuit requires 12g.

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Baseboard Heater in Desperation on 02-19-2015 at 03:28 PM
    The basement section that houses most of our plumbing a very drafty un-insulated area above a
    (now below-zero) crawlspace. This has always been the hardest area to hold heat. The renovation
    plan inclu...

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