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ebk195
Thermostat Ground Wire Help

I am attempting to replace the thermostats for the electric baseboard (one forced fan) heat system in our cabin in northern PA. I have a mix of single pole and double pole conditions. My problem is that I can't find new digital thermostats that have a place for the ground wire. Is such a thermostat made? What do I do with the ground wire? The existing electrical boxes are plastic.
Thank you for all your advice in advance!

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Thermostat Ground Wire Help

Just wire nut the grounds together. It serves very little purpose on the thermostat.

Jack

ebk195
Re: Thermostat Ground Wire Help

Jack:
I only have the single ground wire coming out of the wall/plastic electrical box. All the digital thermostats I find do not have a ground nut, or ground wire coming from them. Is this typical? Are thermostats for electrical baseboard heaters not grounded?
Thank you,
Erin

dj1
Re: Thermostat Ground Wire Help

What color is that wire you are talking about?
Did you connect all other wires? Is the heater working?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Thermostat Ground Wire Help

Almost all modern thermostats are plastic a ground would serve no purpose. Just wire nit the ground wire and fold into the box.

Jack

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