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nutone radiant heat, is back up wire needed?

Posted by CallMeJane (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 21:47

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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RE: nutone radiant heat, is back up wire needed?

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 < $20 so cheap insurance on a failing sensor.

RE: nutone radiant heat, is back up wire needed?

Thank you!

RE: nutone radiant heat, is back up wire needed?

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.

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