Electrical Wiring in the Home/heating and wiring

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Hi,
 I recently had a FIOs box set up in my home. I wasn't home during the installation and had my daughter supervise the install. When I came home I saw that the box was really close to the heating baseboard (we have a hydronic heating system). By close I mean the unit is about an inch above the baseboard. the wires also lie directly on the baseboard. Since the box and wires have electricity running through it, I was wondering whether being so close to a heating element would be a fire hazard. Thank you.

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James,

It is a strange place to mount it given the fact there is heat coming out of there that could in time damage the electronic components but I don't think you need to worry about it being a fire hazzard. Hydronic heat doesn't run that hot, not like electric BB heat does then I would be concerned.

Bob
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"The Frank Williams School of Electrical Construction". My dear old boss is 100 ! and still going God Bless him. I started working for "Tenafly Electric" right out of high school at 19. He was tough but I learned more working for him in 8 and half years than most guys. We did mostly industrial work while doing some commercial and residential so I was fortunate to be exposed to all 3 areas of electrical construction. The guys I worked with were all good guys and I stay in touch with some of them still. Most of us went into our own buisness's which says something about the caliber of the guys I worked with. We had some interesting clients : Wella Corp. of shampoo fame, Farah Fawcett etc, I didn't buy shampoo for 10 years. It was a great place to work. Pan Am the former airline just before they went under, another great place to work, nice clean environment. C&C Metals, the largest button manufacturer in the US at that time, a not so clean environment but a very interesting place to work, lots of machine's cranking out buttons of all kinds but you had to be on your toes, it was a potentially dangerous place to be . All kinds of action going on around you.

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