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    Default 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!

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    Default Re: Thermostat Ground Wire Help

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

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default 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

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    Default Re: Thermostat Ground Wire Help

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

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    Default 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
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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