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Installing hot water baseboard heater

I am installing hot water baseboard heaters and need to know how far off the floor these should be installed

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IF THEY COME WITH THE COVERS SET THEM AGAINST THE WALL WHERE TO BE INSTALLED, THERE ARE MOUNTING BRAKETS INSIDE THE WALL PLATE AND THE PIPE SHOULD SIT ON THE BRACKETS,, APROX 3-4 INCHES OFF FLOOR,

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    gary miller Jul 17, 2009

    when you set the back cover in place there are rails in the cover to set the tubing in,, as for the backing cover set it on the floor

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At least 3 inches

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Baseboard heaters can theoritically sit right on the floor, but are usually installed 1-3" off the floor to allow cleaning under them.

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I would do 4-6 inches ck your local building dept for legal codes...

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    patrick Aug 09, 2009

    i would do 4-6 inches ck your local building dept for legal codes...

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    patrick Aug 09, 2009

    i would do 4-6 inches ck your local building dept for legal codes...

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You are correct that these heaters use a two-wire 240 volt supply, and the neutral is not needed.

2000 watts = 240 volt x Amps ==> Amps = 8.3 amps

30 amps x .8 safety factor = 24 amps

24 amps / 8.3 amps = 2.9 heaters per 30 amp breaker (3 heaters should be okay)

More info, pls let me know.

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