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So, I'm installing a small point-of-use electric water heater, just a single 1K watt element - good old 8.3 amps. In theory you could run 14/2 but I ran 12/2 for good form on a water heater.

Then someone notices a sticker on the unit "Danger of fire. Use only 10-guage wire." and they're unhappy.

I'm guessing the factory has a pile of these stickers for the regular units and they didn't bother making special stickers for the small units.

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If it has that sticker, then right or wrong, you need to run that wire or assume liability for the life of the unit.
As well as the liability for shock, electrocution or fire.
 

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This is how I relate: HO studies online how to clean their masonry, and determines that they need something like ProSoCo Detergent 600, 800 Stain remover, or Lime solvent. They buy it, read the label that is full of reasons why they should NOT use it and wants to return it. No problem, even though I told them they should not buy it, 25% restock.
 
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