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#1 you have to calculate the heatloss of your rooms,that will tell you ur wattage require. Oil filled or not,it's just as dry. As far as ur load to panel breakers, a rule of thumb is approx 3600 watts for 20 amps,using a number 12 wire. But ur wall heaterS should suffice

Fahrenheat... | Answered on May 07, 2017


Two 8 ft baseboards will heat this basement fine. You should eliminate any sources of flooding before you invest in refinished your basement.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Dec 10, 2013


sorry, no solution. but. we recently moved into a 1940's apt. which has these older electric baseboard heaters and if we run them, they put off a menthol/chemical odor -- which sounds like the same thing you are experiencing (so will be very much interested in seeing if there is a solution).

if we either a) leave the heater running (even on low out in the living room) while we sleep or run it all day and don't air out the apartment, we both have serious achy joints the next morning and lots of stomach acid/irritation throughout the nite - also dry, red irritated eyes. apparently the cat has something going on as well -- he will get up throughout the night and walk thru the apt. yowling (not normal for him, only after we moved and started using the unit).

it took us a couple of weeks to identify what seemed to be causing the problem (the baseboard unit) and another week to do enough testing to determine that yep, you run that puppy, you're going to be real sorry that nite/next morning (and you won't sleep much because of the yowling cat). turn it off, no menthol/chemical smell. no yowling cat. no throat, stomach, eye irritation/gradoo, joint aches or sinus stuff going on that nite/next morning.

our solution? turn it off and leave it off. we're using a small metal cased ceramic disc heater instead (recommended on those multiple chemical sensitivity sights - figure if it's good enough for them it's good enough for us).

interesting info on EPA site re: appliances we don't think much about. one study re: air cleaners/ionizers, etc. - they did a random test of all kinds/price range/quality of air cleaners. they found **without exception** that all air cleaners/ionizers they tested put out "dangerous levels of chemicals" (their words). their recommendation, until further testing could be done is that if you want clean air... open a window.

it got me to thinking about this heater thing. and i wonder how many people are on medications for stomach issues (acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.), sleep problems, joint aches, etc. that are caused by the appliances we run in our homes for air control.

i'll leave you with one other statistic that may be related to all of this: according to the CDC, 67% of the u.s. adult population is on at least 4 medications. when you look at that, you wonder, ok how many of us are on at least 2 medications (85+%?).

doctors usually don't ask you about what kind of devices you are running in your house and whether you notice a pattern of symptom abatement when you turn them off. they just give you whatever it takes to mask your discomfort.

just a thought.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010


measure each room you want to heat. multiply the length x width, this will give you the square footage of the room to be heated, multiply that by 10 and that is the number of watts needed to heat the room using 220/240v baseboards.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Sep 29, 2009


That is a portable unit and should not be hard-wired and controlled by a wall-mounted thermostat. The unit may never cut off that way.

It is considered a "space heater" not an area heater.

===sorry===

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Sep 14, 2009


Contact supplier Marley @ 1-800-642-4328

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Apr 28, 2009


You undo the regular wire nut, and attach your two wires to feed the heater. To the two wires that you now have.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Mar 16, 2009


240V used 1/2 the power of 120v It shoudl be wired on a dedicated circuit.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Mar 16, 2009


This is for the LFP6152E electric heater. I called tech support (800.642.HEAT), and explained the problem. I was told it was a diode that went bad, and they're sending me a repair kit. I guess I'll keep this number handy for the next few years.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Feb 23, 2009


why doesn't the elements turn red are do they suppose to

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Oct 28, 2008


I have had this problem in the past, its the diode part #160-2000-000 Got the part through Carrol Apl. 1-800-654-3545

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Feb 20, 2008


What is this? please give exact details.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Apr 12, 2019


You may have to put a few drops of machine oil on the motor shaft. There is a felt washer on both ends of the motor shaft that absorbs and stores the lubricant. It probably is dry.

Fahrenheat... | Answered on Oct 22, 2016

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