Electric Floor heating cable
I have basic knowledges in electricity and would like a better understanding of a product
a couple of days ago, I ordered a loose cable heating system since I read somewhere,
that this type of wire is very convenient since you go with the requiered length on the job
scene, and not have to worry to return to the box to complete the circuit.
So, I ordered is a 280 foot long loose heating wire that is supposed covers up to 75 square feet,
which equals two seperate bathroom I have at home
Company Stelpro Product number CT2W0840S075
840 Watts , around 3.5 amps for 240V hookup.
I ordered that length, since I originally tougth (Not enough reading, from me) I could reuse the rest
on the bathroom upstairs in a later project. Now that I have received the product, I read the instructions, and warnings on the cover, and found out that if I cut the wire, it could stop the
earth from turning, I mean...
So I returned the product and I am now waiting to receive the proper length and gauge of the
wire for my basement bathroom revised space.
I know you have to follow the manufacturer instruction, and that electricity is dangerous
and that you sould not cut the cable, since that void the warranty.
But just out of curiousity, In my little head, the first thing that came to my mind was
what if I had cut the cable in half, redo the lead connection properly,
ending up with 140 feet of cable instead of 280, and use it on 120V instead of 240V ??
Thank you for taking time to educate me !