nutone radiant heat, is back up wire needed?

CallMeJaneSeptember 14, 2013

Hello,
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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jdougjo

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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CallMeJane

Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 9:12AM
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cat_mom

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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