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Old 10-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Switch relocation project complete

Well, the project is complete except for the labels. Went a lot easier than I thought it would. Only about four hours, which included two trips to the hardware store. No more laying on the floor to operate switches!

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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I like it! I'd like to know more about what was involved in moving them. (Where you ran wire, etc).

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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What do they control?
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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Here is the big picture... I can provide more info later. I removed the pump switch and tied the wires together (after pulling the fuse). At the pump I disconnected the hot lead and ran those leads to the switch. Under the bed there is a cable cover along the front edge of the storage area (had to remove cover over A/C area) which I removed. I also removed the box that is in the storage area against the microwave cabinet. Removing the microwave is easy, just remove the screws around the bezel, unplug it, and pull it out. With all those covers out, the wire run from the pump, to the switch area is easy. A dremel tool makes easy work of the hole for the switch. Now, for the hot water heater, I disconnected the switch assembly and ran those wires behind the fridge (access from outside through the fridge panel) then followed the pathway that the pump wires took. You'll see that other wires run behind the fridge... just poke around them and you'll find room... then reseal when done. It really was easy... just keep track of where the hot water heater wires go to (switch or light).
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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Yes, the original location is bad, but I suppose economical for the manufacturer. Your mod is a great idea and very neatly done!

I find it annoying that the "on" position for the hot water heater is up and for the water pump (and night light) the "on" positions are down. It seems like stuff like that should be more universal, up is always on and down is always off...alas...
We made labels (white shows up for quick reference in that dark area) for "on" only, so as to not confuse our brains. I don't always trust the light is working for the hw heater, but that's just me.

Thanks for the great mod idea skipi!

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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Awesome mod!

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:18 PM   #7
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It's item #1 on my spring to-do list. Thanks for the photo and the explanation.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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Yea, this is on my short list for next year as well after I do a solar install, at least for the hot water switch. I can't stand where it's located at present. I can deal with where the pump switch is, since when I'd need it I'm at the sink, but still it'd be nice to move it.

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