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Old 11-01-2016, 08:02 PM   #1
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Customer says tile heat does not work in bathroom I dont see a temperature sensor wire like nu heat has. all that is in the box is 2 single conductor shielded cables and connected to a slide with on off button at the bottom light dimmer . there is no identification label on the shielded conductors.

This is a picture of the working one in the Kitchen
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No problem using a dimmer as long as it's within the Watts range. Is the dimmer shot? Short it out and see if the floor gets warm.
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some of the first in floor systems were manual control.
Take the dimmer out of the circuit and see if you get a current draw. If so, your wires are okay. If not, well good luck

I would install a temp probe and proper thermostat
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Would there be gfci protection then
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By Canadian code yes! The ground fault is at the source (unit, not the cable).

The largest fine was recently handed out by the courts to an Ontario contractor recently for the death of an elderly man who fell in the bathroom.

Some of the thermostats (assuming thats what you meant by "dimmer") are atmospherically controlled and don't require the in floor unit.

Take a resistance reading of the leads to the floor heat and also a thermal image of the floor.

The sticker for the cable may have not been pulled into the box. You can get a rough idea of the resistance by looking online and the general sq footage of the area.
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By Canadian code yes! The ground fault is at the source (unit, not the cable).

The largest fine was recently handed out by the courts to an Ontario contractor recently for the death of an elderly man who fell in the bathroom.

Some of the thermostats (assuming thats what you meant by "dimmer") are atmospherically controlled and don't require the in floor unit.

Take a resistance reading of the leads to the floor heat and also a thermal image of the floor.

The sticker for the cable may have not been pulled into the box. You can get a rough idea of the resistance by looking online and the general sq footage of the area.
Yep. That fine was over $500k. Consider liability while deciding how to fix
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Bam! Red Tag! I'm hoping to get a side job as a mounty also. Then there won't be a safe place in the whole Northwest Territories for anybody using unlisted ty raps, or puttin in some no gfi bathroom floor heating. A mounty always gets his *


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