Originally Posted By: jremas
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Appliances that are permanently connected and rated over 300V-A must have a means of disconnect “within sight” of the appliance. So,… if the water heater is in the basement and the main panel that feeds the water heater circuit is in the garage on the 1st floor, would a disconnect within sight of the appliance be required for a 40gallon, 240v, 1500 watt water heater?
BTW, the hypothetical water heater I used as an example would only heat the water to 120 deg. F at a rate of 7.8 gallons per hour(in the north). So yeah I know it is undersized.
After you answer that, what size should the circuit breaker be?
Hmmmmmm. 2nd question is not that easy is it?
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