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how to hook up an electric water heater?

l had a electrician replaced my gas heater with an electric but he never finish the job l want to complete it myself . he ran a blk- red and a white wire coming from my 250 amp box the problem is the heater has only two wires red and blk and an area for a ground l assume l can use the white as ground my question is he hook the white wire to the netural bar instead running a ground wire to the ground bar in the box is this right should l leave it on the netural bar or move to the ground bar

Asked By: littledevil - 12/12/2011
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An electric water heater typically uses 220 volts AC, picked off from the black and red wires. The ground wire (green/bare copper) is a safety wire... More
Answered By: Ronald Greene - 12/12/2011
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As long as the heater is grounded and the terminals for the black and red does not confirm a short in the circuitry then it will be fine. Use an ohmmeter tester to test for short in the circuit. Before testing the electric heater, jumpstart the equipment to check if the breakers will work along smoothly or not.
Answered By: Mar - 12/12/2011
 
The red & black wires are each 'hot' wires, and the white wire is neutral... More
Answered By: Tom-SJ - 12/12/2011
 
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