Originally Posted by chop249
Does anyone have an idea of how to drop a switch in the control panel for the water heater? My 381RBOK has a switch for the propane on the heater but the electric switch is outside next to the element access. The tech that did my walk through said they did that for safety so you didn't turn it on with no water in the tank. Seems awfully inconvenient to me. I know I could just trip the breaker but would like it to be in the control panel. I have open switch slots that just have the covers over them because they are unused.
This is a very easy mod . you can use a 12volt switch and have it in your control panel but you would need to incorporate a relay .no big deal . WW in the xlr forum installed a lighted switch for his unit inside .
For me i have no issues with going out and using the factory switch . and replacing that switch would also be a no-brainer .simple 120v rocker switch with spade leads