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Installing Electrical Radiant Heat Floor Mats

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Electrical Question: I have a heated floor mat installed under ceramic tile, now after all is said and done the mat does not work.

Thanks for your help, Mike.

Background: Mike, a Contractor from Lorton Va.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mike.

How to Install an Electric Floor Heat System

Application: Wiring for a Electric Floor Radiant Heat System.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill, auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install 120/220 volt electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the main circuit of the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring or installing the 120/220 volt wiring and circuit breaker. Working in electrical panels is not recommended for homeowners, non-experienced individuals or non-electricians due to the danger of arc flash and electric shock hazards.
Notice: Installing an additional 120/220 volt circuit for a floor heating system should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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