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Instalation I want to install a Fahrenheat Model 2546.... and i have 3 cables coming out of the wall have the white, black and the ground. But in the heat side i only had the ground and a red. Can someone tell me how to install this!!! Thank you Rubie

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  • Deputywilson Nov 12, 2008

    Just wanting to wire a F2546 Fahrenheat electric heater. I've done a lot of my own wireing, but most often use 12/3 for 240V. If I understand correctly, this application uses 12/2.

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First this diy stuff with electricity is scary. You describe the wiring as 3 wire 110, I understand the heater to be 240, the heat side of what? The heat side you say you only had the ground and a red.

You have to be more clear about the heater connections, what voltage, what amperage, what number of conductors you have, what distance to the breaker, what the breaker size is, and much more to do this correctly. As to it being wired with 12/2 that is possible if it were 110 volt and required that much amperage capability, along with a chassis ground, making the wire 12/2 with ground, but that is not 240 that is 120 volt.

Write me at wbwill@sbcglobal.net or look me up at allexperts.com and we will go from there.

But wiring up heaters when there are this many questions is leaving a huge chance for something to go wrong.

Write me back or hire an electrician, one way or the other, it needs to be safe, tested, and checked when completed.

Will or wbwill

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