|Real Men of Genius
||[Nov. 27th, 2007|12:06 am]
Today we salute you, Mr. Electrician Who Installed a New Panel for stalkingmsd.
That's right. No one can screw up the wiring of a house quite like you. When it comes to 240V baseboard heat, you know the correct way to wire it. Send the same hot phase to the heater. Twice. And if thats not enough, you can screw it up 3 times, in the same way.
That just took about 90 minutes to debug -- the "no voltage" problem was confusing enough, but the fact that it was all three heaters led me to discover that it was, in fact, 240V from an outlet's hot side to both heater leads (and 120 from the neutral side). And the only thing that made me notice that was when I went to use a toner on the line and instead of the toner signal I got a nice 60 Hz buzzzzzzzzzz.
Now I debate if I just rearrange the wires in my panel myself so that the heaters all get the 240V they so richly deserve, or if I call in another "professional" to ensure that I don't screw up moving 4 wires around. (Anyone know if these heaters need to be on two-pole single-throw breakers, or are two independent breakers acceptable?)