[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.
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
It wouldn't surprise me to find out the rocker switch
Just my 2¢