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Old 01-30-2015, 08:43 PM   #1
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Water heater electric switch question..

I followed a thread back a few months ago related to the electric on/off switch on the water heater and the discussion was how to move this switch from the outside water heater compartment inside the unit and put one in the control panel....with our 2014 Silverback33RL, if you want to run off propane, you have to go outside and turn off the electric switch, then back inside and turn on the propane water heater switch......I cannot find the thread now and was wondering if someone can help....thanks.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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Just put a light switch in the circuit that goes to the breaker for the hot water heater.

Mount it anywhere that's convenient between the breaker and the hot water heater.
Then leave the a/c switch outside in the on position and use your switch to turn the hot water heater on and off.
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Is it this one by Iggy:

Added Inside Switch for Water Heater
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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Is it this one by Iggy:

Added Inside Switch for Water Heater
I believe it is....thanks.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:56 PM   #5
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I followed a thread back a few months ago related to the electric on/off switch on the water heater and the discussion was how to move this switch from the outside water heater compartment inside the unit and put one in the control panel....with our 2014 Silverback33RL, if you want to run off propane, you have to go outside and turn off the electric switch, then back inside and turn on the propane water heater switch......I cannot find the thread now and was wondering if someone can help....thanks.
You can leave the switch on and run the propane at the same time. Some people use the breaker in the panel to turn off the electric side of the WH.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:27 AM   #6
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Here is another thread.....

Water Heater Switch with Power-on Light
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:00 AM   #7
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Installed a lighted switch on mine and always leave the little black switch in the on position at the water heater. I never turn it off when using propane which I very rarely use.
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I leave my hot water heat switch on all the time....I only turn it off when I don t need amps on system or draining....if need to turn off without going outside I just flip the breaker inside.....so far no problems running the gas and electric together....or gas by itself.....if no 110.....everything working in my unit so not going to touch anything in system....intention of making things better is not always the outcome when fiddling...
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Like other's have said, you don't need to turn of the electric side when you run propane. Only if there's no water in the tank. I leave my electric on all weekend, but occasionally flip to propane when showering to boost the recovery time. Shower done, just turn the propane off and leave it running on electric.




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Old 01-31-2015, 09:41 AM   #10
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I use both when we can but I like to turn off the electric side when we are leaving so I don't get the arcing when I plug in the next time.
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