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Old 12-20-2010, 08:17 AM  
kentannenbaum
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Default single vs double pole for 240v

I recently installed two 240v baseboards in series with a 240v double-pole
wall thermostat. Today I saw a 240v heater that says it uses a single-pole TS.
I'm doing the same thing in another room and want to know is that possible?

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:38 PM  
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A double pole shuts off both wires while single pole turn off one. In other words with a single pole the power is always at the heater and not safe to work on evan when the thermastat is turned off.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:52 AM  
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Hey, thank you.....no need to fry.
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