Originally Posted by urocav2001
Yeah lol I'll include how many times I get zapped too!! I hate electricity !!! Lol
If you pay attention, and follow the rules that cost the lives of guys before you, there is NO reason to get zapped.
I've been working with electricity for over 20 years and I'm not talking about your run-of-the-mill 120VAC wall current. I'm talking lots of 460, 2300 and 4160VAC three phase. Over all those years I can distinctly remember every time I got zapped. Both of 'em. Yep, in over 20 years I've been bit exactly twice. Both were over 10 years ago, and both times I got in a hurry and didn't pay attention.
If you take a few minutes to learn the basics, and use the proper tools and procedures, a 12 year old child could safely change an outlet or rewire a lamp.
BTW if you do this mod, MAKE SURE YOUR SWITCH IS RATED FOR 20AMP 110VAC. Many smaller light up switches are only good for 10 amps, and would not be able to supply the water heater safely.