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Old 08-21-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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Furnace Question

Can someone tell me if the Furnance switch has a breaker that I can turn off or kill power. In my 2016 XLR Thunder bolt the factory installed the ON/OFF Switch that control the AC & Furnance. The problem is when you are walking up the stairs to the bedroom the switch is right where your hand goes when going up. What is happening is the wife accidently hit the AC on to Off and somehow turned furnance on. I don't need furnance so I just as soon turn a breaker off until I needed it. I have checked the breaker box, and all fuses but none identify as Furnance. I assume they must have it tied into the AC breaker. Can anyone chime in and tell me how to de energize the Furnance. When we use our pull camper I never needed a Furnance. NC is way too warm for heat. anyway help appreciated.


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Old 08-21-2016, 09:09 AM   #2
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Furnace is 12v so you'll have to pull the fuse not switch a breaker.


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Old 08-21-2016, 09:53 AM   #3
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Identify Fuse

See what I see and see if you can identify the right fuse or breaker.



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It's a little hard to read but I'm wondering if it's the 2nd 20amp from the top. All I can suggest is pull a few 12v fuses, maybe starting with the 20amp mentioned and see if the furnace is turned off.
As a second thought, could you configure a 'cover" for this switch that would not be in your way and yet allow for protection against accidentally flipping it?
Or, change the switch to a type that is less prone to being accidentally tripped?
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:09 AM   #5
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It's a little hard to read but I'm wondering if it's the 2nd 20amp from the top. All I can suggest is pull a few 12v fuses, maybe starting with the 20amp mentioned and see if the furnace is turned off.
As a second thought, could you configure a 'cover" for this switch that would not be in your way and yet allow for protection against accidentally flipping it?
Or, change the switch to a type that is less prone to being accidentally tripped?
While its never a good ideal to use a breaker (or fuse) as a switch, temporarily I don't see the harm.

There are secure covered switches that can do the job.

Dorman Conduct-Tite 84815 - Toggle Switch | O'Reilly Auto Parts
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:11 AM   #6
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This is what it looks like.

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30 amp E-Bed
20 amp Fuel
20 amp Awn
15 amp Bed
15 amp Bath
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15 amp Kitchen
15 amp Cargo
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Yep, it also looked like "Fuel" to me, but it could also be a sloppy "Furn" and 20 amps could be right for a furnace. Mine is 15 amps though...
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Picture of Thermostate

Both are in the halway. I assume this is where they normally put them. When the wife goes up the stairs to the bedroom she accidently turned AC off and Furnance on. This is why I need to de engergize.



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Both are in the halway. I assume this is where they normally put them. When the wife goes up the stairs to the bedroom she accidently turned AC off and Furnance on. This is why I need to de engergize.

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How about something like this?

TG512A1009 - Honeywell TG512A1009 - Large Universal Thermostat Guard - Clear Cover


https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-CG5.../dp/B000BPGP6M


If there is an ugly hole behind it you could use a piece of colored card stock or plastic to cover the hole.
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Furnace Question

Depending on how big/brave you are....you COULD forbade her from touching.


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