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Old 12-30-2014, 06:42 PM   #11
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2008 Georgetown 373ds. First post. Did a search and didn't see this addressed. Has anyone tried or is it possible to move the electric rocker switch on the 10g hot water heater to somewhere inside the coach? Can't figure out why this wasn't done when built/installed? Sure would be easier just to switch on or off inside when needed. Thanks
Are you asking about the switch that switches from gas to elect water heater? I have that there and a sw. in house sw panel that we turn on if both of us take a shower 1 after another makes the heater work hoter.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:19 PM   #12
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I do like the idea of the switch inside for the convenience if for example I don't want to completely set up, however are we really talking convenience here or lazy.......I am lazy true enough but only in my mind right now....if your going to use the electric side of your water heater, you have to plug into shower power or run the generator....if your going to plug in what is a couple extra seconds at best to remove that cover and flip the switch...your already outside.....if your going to run the generator the switch makes perfect since but then your burning
gas and it boils down to which is cheaper....propane....ie using the switch already inside or gasoline to include more gen maintenance. Either way, it's good to have options.

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Old 12-31-2014, 08:02 PM   #13
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Water heater switch

  1. If you're lucky the heater is not hardwired and is simply plugged in to
    an outlet in the cabinet. In which case just make an extension cord with an in-line switch in the hot wire, and install the switch in the cabinet wall.
    All connections should be a box, i.e. a plastic switch box.
    It it's hardwired you'd need to tap into the hot wire to connect the switch.
    A bit more work, but do-able.
    Leave the outside on/off switch on all the time.
    The propane system is probably separate and can be used at the same
    time when you need a fast recovery.
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I added a lighted switch inside my 5ver for the WH. So much easier to just flip the switch after you are hooked up instead of dropping the wh cover. Now I leave that water heater switch on all the time and use the one inside to break the circuit. Was originally thinking using the breaker and thought.......would not rather replace that breaker after constant use.
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