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How do I know if I have 240v when replacing old baseboard heaters

I am replacing old baseboard heaters. Each heater circuit has a single pole with a switch and a second pole without a switch together on the circuit board. Is it safe to assume that the circuits are 240 volts?

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When you turned off the power to the heaters was the breakers a double (2 pole ) one? If so, then yes, it defintely is 240v. There are very few 110v baseboard heaters out there anyway. The best way to check is to have an electric meter and check it out for sure. Actually if you are working on electrical circuits and you do not have an electric meter to check if you have them shut down for sure, you are on dangerous ground. Always be safe and check before working on any circuit.

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