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Old 03-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Electric Hot Water heater question

I saw a mod to install a inside switch to turn on the electric for the hot water heater, I cannot find. Help please
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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Water Heater Switch with Power-on Light
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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That's one of several postings on adding an inside switch for the water heater. If you do a search for "water heater switch" you will find the others. The main panel on our unit had a blank space next to the propane heater switch so I installed a lighted switch and wired it to the 120v electric side of the heater. It was rather simple since the switch panel is about 3' above the power distribution panel with the circuit breakers.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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Rather simple mod. Simply add lighted switch next to panel and move your service that feeds your hot water heater receptacle from the breaker and move to the switch. Add your hot and ground from the switch to the panel.
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Make sure the switch you use is good for at least 15 amps.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #6
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Installation of interior hot water heater switch

This thread has everything you need and source links.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:00 AM   #7
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #8
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One other option- IF your water heater is on a circuit breaker by itself-
you can just flip the breaker when you want it off.
Some units have the WH on it's own breaker and some have it tied in
with something else, like the fridge.

Mine is on a stand alone circuit so I use the circuit breaker.
My outside "hidden" electric switch is frozen in the on position but I don't
really care.....
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