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Old 12-12-2013, 06:24 PM   #41
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If you are going to switch your water heater, may I suggest tankless.....
I got a tankless WH in my home.

Requires a little yearly maintenance ( cleaning filters,etc), but I wouldn't trade it for any other type.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:14 PM   #42
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I got a tankless WH in my home.

Requires a little yearly maintenance ( cleaning filters,etc), but I wouldn't trade it for any other type.
So when do you plan to put one in your 2012 CC Silverback 29RK ?
That is what we are talking about.
A waste of money for an RV.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #43
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So when do you plan to put one in your 2012 CC Silverback 29RK ?
That is what we are talking about.
A waste of money for an RV.
I haven't check into them for RV use and at this time,I can't imagine putting one in it.
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Water heater switch

Iggy, When you spliced in the extra wire did you use wire nuts or butt splice connecters?

Getting ready to do mine.
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Iggy, When you spliced in the extra wire did you use wire nuts or butt splice connecters?

Getting ready to do mine.


Orange or yellow wire nuts are fine for #14 gauge wire. Its fine for the neutral and ground wires. The black are attached to the new switch and one neutral for the light.
All I did was disconnected the black hot wire from the 15 amp circuit breaker and pulled out of the panel box and fed it into my new switch box above. I also pulled the neutral(white) as well as the bare ground wire into the new switch box.
You really don't need to do the white or ground wire just the black hot wire.

I then added the black, white and bare copper from the new switch box back into the electrical panel and hooked up the black to the circuit breaker, white to the neutral buss and the bare copper to the ground buss.

Hope this explain more for you.
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Don't hear it called the hot water tank that often, but this time of year, its common to hear somebody say they have to "unthaw" the pipes. I can never resist asking why they want frozen pipes.

And since you mentioned being from WNY - I would take a cheap shot and bet you drink "pop" but that might be going too far off topic...
"Pop" ? No, it's probably called "tonic" if you live in the far eastern portion of our country. Different verbage for different areas.
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This might sound stupid but there is allready a off-on switch for your elec. hot water it is the 1st cir breaker in your box under the washer cabinet.Mine is usually on unless I'm in a 30 or 20 amp situation at which time I turn it off and go to propane.
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This might sound stupid but there is allready a off-on switch for your elec. hot water it is the 1st cir breaker in your box under the washer cabinet.Mine is usually on unless I'm in a 30 or 20 amp situation at which time I turn it off and go to propane.
A circuit breaker is NOT designed to be a switch. Over time it will fail because the contacts will build up carbon from arching which will happen when it is turned on and off many times. This will cause carbon buildup and will cause high resistance and trip and fail.
My statement if from over 40 years in the electrical trade as well as facts from the National Electric Code.

A proper sized switch is designed to turn on off loads and withstand many thousands of uses. A circuit breaker is designed to respond to high amperage and respond to a ground quickly and trips.

Now with that said they do have very special circuit breakers that can be used as switches but they are designed for large loads 277 volts AC and above.
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Forty years of driving airplanes -- Don't use a circuit breaker for a switch!!
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I could count on my fingers how many times I actually turned off the elec hot water.We don't really go anywhere that we don'thave a hookup.
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