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Old 08-17-2010, 11:16 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=milzat;57243]Yes, it is handy, but a breaker isn't meant to be used as a switch. It WILL shorten it's life.

I hear ya but my 37 years of industrial maintenance experience says go ahead and flip the breaker.
This assumes your breaker only controls the HWH.
Mine does.
A new breaker cost less than 5 bucks and I would be
REALLY surprised if it ever wears out- at least during
the few years I will own the trailer.

At work we had breakers that controlled over head fans.
Some were operated on a daily basis and I can count
on one hand the number I ever needed to replace.
I'd like to see a life test--
A circuit breaker vs the 39 switch they put on the
water heater.
It wouldn't surprise me to find out the rocker switch
died first.

Just my 2

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Old 08-17-2010, 02:52 PM   #12
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The HWH is also used by the same breaker as the that's a no go. I will just use the little black switch .

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