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Hello.  We have an old but very efficient Titan electric space heater that needs a new replacement chord.  It is 1500 watt.  The chord on it now is 18 AWG and it does get a little warm.  What size of AWG would you recommend?  And  Do we need any additional electrical parts to put it on?  Thanks for your time and help!

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Hi Jan, Yea 18 awg seems small to me. I would go to 14 awg. If it was me I would go to Home Depot and buy some 14 awg wire (2 conductor with ground). You will need a 3 prong plug and you might need 3 ring connectors.  This would be an easy DIY project.

Hope this helps.

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Jim S.


I can answer questions on gas or electric furnaces, ac units and heat pumps. I don't work on boilers,chillers,or home appliances.


I have been in the HVAC trade for over 35 years. For the past 15 years I have owned my own business. I am semi-retired so I can answer questions in a timely manner.

I attended trade school for 5 years on weekends and evenings. This was very hard to do, but well worth it!

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