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Basboard heater installation

I have a Fahrenheat electric baseboard heater F2543 that didn't come with installation instructions and was wondering if you could tell me how to go about installing the thing. Thanks 
                                     Melissa

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  • Fixitman2 Jan 20, 2008

    Took out old and want to install new but instrustion for wiring are not matching what is in the wall???????

  • brad3333 Jan 24, 2008

    need to know how to wirer it up

  • mdecker8 Aug 23, 2008

    i have 240 line black ,white ,ground. took end off the left side of heater model #f2543 i see one wire nut so i took the other end off same thing one wire nut going to the same wire on the left side. i'm installing a honeywell 5-2 day programmable thermostat model #RLV430A what wires do i need to hook to ?

  • Deputywilson Nov 12, 2008

    Do you use 12/2 or 12/3 for a 240V heater?

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If the heater is 120 volt or 240 volt its really pretty easy. at either end is a cover. remove the cover and you'll see a wirenut or maybe just two wires. one side has an integral thermostat. connect your supply to the two wires on the thermostat. connect the other end in your breaker box with the appropriate sized circuit breaker. wire size feeding it will depend on its current draw. how many watts is the heater? 1500 watts will draw 6.25 amps at 240 volts so you can use 14 ga wire. 2000 watts will draw 8.3 at 240 volts - so 14 ga is still ok. 2500 watts at 240 draws 10.41 amps. 3000 watts draws 12.5 amps at this stage I'd use 12 gauge on a 20 amp breaker.

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