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electric baseboard heaters
« on: March 11, 2018, 07:34:34 PM »
anyone else have electric baseboard heat?????? think one of mine is out of control??? its hotter than heck in our living room and cant seem to turn it off. i think i need to replace the control switch. so would menards have them?????????
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 07:36:06 PM »
Might wanna disconnect that one, or call 911....................................trust me, pop the breaker to that one! Can be an internal crossover fault, ya need to check that out!!!!!! What kind of control? Bi-metal or electronic? LOTS of T-stats out there that need to be matched to yer electrical capacity on that specific heater....nothin' to screw around with!
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 07:38:27 PM »
I have lelc baseboard. Id say ther cheap enough to replace, my house i base board elc. Ther reasonably priced, dont know if u can buy just the control. But menards would have them if u can. Id tur. Of the circut to that one. Sounds kime its going out and can be a hazzaed be safe buddy
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 07:47:21 PM »
Glenn!  From an electric manual on baseboard heaters.....heed it!! Just trying to help and maybe save ya!


Here's a little secret about resistive heaters that I use intentionally sometimes. If you apply 120V to a 240V heater, you get 25% of the heat. So, if you're still getting (roughly 1/4) of the heat an hour after you "shut the thermostat off", there's a good chance a heater is seeing 120V instead of 240V. The very serious question is WHY? An internal fault. Because whatever's doing that could burn down your house.
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 07:53:38 PM »
I've replaced a thermostat/ control once before never the baseboard itself. That's working. This particular control also operates a heater down by the door where we come in and out. I shut off the circuit breaker to that heater and it quit heating.
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 10:02:58 PM »
I've replaced a thermostat/ control once before never the baseboard itself. That's working. This particular control also operates a heater down by the door where we come in and out. I shut off the circuit breaker to that heater and it quit heating.
Open the control box on the end of the base heat unit,you'll see a label sayin if its 240 or 120, or you can determin by the wiring.Menards will have the control.Yours stuck in the on pposition and overheating can create resistance then the unit may not produce full effiecent heat even with a new control.Their cheap I'd personally replace the whole unit, How long is it?I think the short ones 4-6 ft arent more than 25 30 bucks.But if ya want to just replace the control and take the chance go for it,Its pretty simple
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 02:55:50 PM »
this one is as long if not longer then the big window in front of the house dew!!!!!!! i really dont think its the heater unit , gonna try the control first. so iffin ya here of an explosion in cold spring tonite, well............................................. :doah:
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 02:59:46 PM »
Glenn to wife: "Quit worrying! I told ya I've done this befo..  *ZZZZZZT*  :censored:
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 03:07:14 PM »
electrical tester would most likely tell ya too......
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 03:09:08 PM »
I'd just make the cat lick the terminal ends.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 03:10:23 PM »
electrical tester would most likely tell ya too......
thats why i got married!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: gawd i hope she doesnt decide to log in here!!!!!!!!!!! :pouty: :pouty: :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

but seriously, i think i got it covered, since it wouldnt shut off, i flipped the curcuit breaker and quit heating so no power there!!!!!!!!! oh a gotz one of them electrical thingys too!!!!!!!!
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 03:10:29 PM »
you got cats??!!!!???   dats funny!!!!
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 03:11:49 PM »
Be better than the movie "Cat on a hot Tin Roof".   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 03:22:41 PM »
that could be true!!
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 03:23:48 PM »
electrical tester would most likely tell ya too......
thats why i got married!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: gawd i hope she doesnt decide to log in here!!!!!!!!!!! :pouty: :pouty: :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

but seriously, i think i got it covered, since it wouldnt shut off, i flipped the curcuit breaker and quit heating so no power there!!!!!!!!! oh a gotz one of them electrical thingys too!!!!!!!!


Oh, this sounds real promising.... :rotflmao:
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2018, 03:33:35 PM »
electrical tester would most likely tell ya too......
thats why i got married!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: gawd i hope she doesnt decide to log in here!!!!!!!!!!! :pouty: :pouty: :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

but seriously, i think i got it covered, since it wouldnt shut off, i flipped the curcuit breaker and quit heating so no power there!!!!!!!!! oh a gotz one of them electrical thingys too!!!!!!!!


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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 04:22:05 PM »
 Dang it my post went away not goin to retype!!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 06:44:14 PM »
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 08:19:46 PM »
mission accomplished. still kickin and house still standin!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: thanks to union labor.......rght DEL!!!!!!! :sleazy: :smoking: :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao:
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 08:26:27 PM »

               :popcorn:  hope I don't run outta popcorn...
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2018, 07:13:43 AM »
still working this morning???
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Re: electric baseboard heaters
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 07:23:26 AM »
Yup, he fixed it, alright.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 08:17:23 AM »
still working this morning???
:happy1: :happy1: yepper.......house is still standing too!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Reb......go back to bed!!!!!!!!!!!!! :moon: :moon: it was the control on the wall !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :crazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 08:18:40 AM »
Morning Glenn!  That's good electrifying news!!  :happy1:
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 08:20:16 AM »
Morning Glenn!  That's good electrifying news!!  :happy1:
:happy1: morning!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :sleazy:
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