nutone radiant heat, is back up wire needed?

CallMeJaneSeptember 14, 2013

My electrician is installing our radiant flooring in all of the bathrooms in our home under construction. I have read that it is wise to install a backup wire in case the one going to the temp control goes out. When I asked him about it, he said hes never done it, and he isnt aware of a problem necessitating that measure.
Any opinions about this?

Thank you
Xposted under electrical wiring as well.

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You can put in an extra sensor and wire both back to the thermostat and leave one disconnected as a backup. Extra sensor's are

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 10:54PM
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Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 9:12AM
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DH kicks himself that he didn't think about doing this. Inexpensive "insurance policy" and easily done while the walls and floors are opened up.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 12:22PM
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