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I had to move my electrical box ceiling heat and am not sure

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I had to move my electrical box for my ceiling heat and am not sure how to reconnect the thermostat. I had to get a new thermostat at home depot. It has red and black wires on each end. (line 1 &2 Load 1&2.) Is this a thermostat I can use or does it need a special one. This is a line that continues to other heaters.
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Customer: I have connected all wires in the 220 circuit. I now have 2 white wires going to the ceiling heat. How do I connect them to the 220 line
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) If the ceiling heat is a 240 volt circuit, then a double pole T-Stat is required. If a 240 volt branch circuit, then the 2 LINE side connections are the 2 hot wires that extend from the double pole circuit breaker in the electrical panel. The 2 LOAD side connections are for the 2 wires that extend to the heater (LOAD). A T-Stat that contains 2 LINE and 2 LOAD terminations is a double pole stat and is the correct type to use for 240V heaters.

2) T-Stats are rated by amperage.

Expert:  Kevin replied 9 months ago.

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