Electric Water Heater Wiring Connections


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How are the electrical wires connected for an electric water heater? Wiring Connections for a 240 volt 30 amp Electric Water Heater.


Wiring a Water Heater

Electrical Question: How are the electrical wires connected for an electric water heater?

I want to install a new electric water heater on a double breaker – two pole 30 AMP circuit that previously fed an electric dryer which is now discarded.

Thanks, Linus.
This water heater question came from: Linus, from Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric water heater question Linus.

How to Wire a Water Heater

Application: Wiring a 240 Volt Electric Water Heater.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install 240 volt electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the water heater circuit in the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring connections.
Notice: Installing an additional 240 volt water heater circuit should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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