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Old 07-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Sorry I'm new here, I know i'm full of questions, please bare with me. I know how to turn on my water heater with gas, you turn it to on, and the red light lites up on the swith while the pilot is lighting,then goes out after its lit. My question is how do you use it on electric Thanks for any help..
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Sorry I'm new here, I know i'm full of questions, please bare with me. I know how to turn on my water heater with gas, you turn it to on, and the red light lites up on the swith while the pilot is lighting,then goes out after its lit. My question is how do you use it on electric Thanks for any help..
Making sure that there is water in the heater, turn the breaker on at your power center. Then, there is tiny toggle switch that is well hidden behind the gas line at the lower left section on the outside of your water heater. Many times there will be a cotter pin you need to remove before throwing the switch.

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #4
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Thank you mtnguy I would have never gotten this figured out.. Matthew, just go to the tread that best fits your question, go to the bottom and hit start new thread.. good luck
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Thanks for the info on this, just read the thread and rushed outside to look at our water heater and it has the exact switch. My question is do you need the switch on the main control panel on or off for the electric element to work or is it controlled just with the rocker switch in the heater as per the photo. Does it run of the 12v or 110v mains power. thanks
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You do need the main breaker on for the electric side of your water heater to work. Some turn it on and off using the rocker switch at the heater itself while others leave the rocker switch on and use the breaker to turn it on and off. Your choice. Just make sure your water heater tank is full first or you'll be replacing the element. It only takes a few seconds to burn it up.

It runs off the 110v.
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and yes, you can run gas and elect at the same time if desired. it does speed up recovery. for most situations however, i turn off the gas to save my propane and use their elect.
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Thank you, we will try it this weekend if the site has enough amps, we have to watch our electric usage in the uk as sites only have between 10 - 16 amps and its often a juggling act of what to have on and off.

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