b'TECHNICAL Working with electricians systemisover250sq.ft.,have To follow code, you will need toaquickchatwiththeelectrical work with an electrician to com- contractortodiscusspowersup-plete this project. Its essential toply and the best location for the coordinateyourservicesforulti- power connections, he added. matesuccess.ProgressProfilesWarmlyYoursBilleninsisted Borelli said, A 10 minute conver- thattilecontractorsandelectri-sation at the job site will save timecianstesttheheatingcablesat and money and aggravation later.every stage of the installation, and AndMAPEIsMostepointedoutrecordandcommunicatethose that its a good idea to work withreadingstoeachothertoensure manufacturersthathaveexperi- thesystemremainsfunctionalat encedealingwithbothtrades.every stage of the process. ThebestcertificationprogramsAt Schluter, Gerolimatos noted willcatertotilecontractorsandthatdifferentfloorsystemsmay electricians. havedifferentordersofinstalla-Agoodsuggestionfromtion,soashesuggestedearlier WarmupsVerliefdeistoleavein this storyplan and acquaint the product tag with wattage andyourselfwiththequirksofthe voltage attached to the lead wireparticularsystemyouarework-orinsidetheroughed-inelectri- ing with. cal box, ensuring the right voltageItsalsoimportanttoestab-breaker is provided for the job. Helishwheretheresponsibilityof alsorecommendedthatcontrac- eachtradebeginsandends,he torslocatewheretheelectriciansaid. For example, some jurisdic-has roughed-in the thermostat boxtionsallowtilesetterstolayout and start the system at the base oftheheatingcables,whereothers that point on the wall. And if yourrequire the electrician do so. Andfinallyhementionedthat connecting a 120V heating cable to a 240V power source is one of the most common mistakes when installingelectricfloorwarm-ingsystems.Thiscanbeeasily avoidedwithalittlebitofplan-ning ahead of time, he explained. Check the available power source andmakesuretoorderthecor-respondingheatingcable(120V Tile contractors and electricians shouldcable for 120V power, 240V cable test the heating cables at every stage of the installation. for 240V power). 96TileLetter | March 2020'