el switch


Old 04-25-04, 11:40 AM
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el switch

i'm wireing a 4 gallon, 110 volt water heater, it has an el plugin cord. i want to put it on a switch. it is on a 20 amp breaker, using no, 12 wire. i have a(leviton heavy duty grounding double pole switch), i'm familiar w/ the regular 2 screw switch, but i thought useing a heavy duty on w/h would be wise? anyway, when i look at the diagram of the switch on the box in comparison to the switch, there are differances, there is no way to wire it as shown on box, am i being perinoid.
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Old 04-25-04, 12:22 PM
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Just use one pole. The screw on one end of one side connected to the screw in the same side on the other end. If it is conected with a cord and plug, there is no need for the switch really, as the plug is the disconnect.
Old 04-25-04, 04:58 PM
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Just make sure the switch is a 20-amp rated switch.
Old 04-26-04, 05:26 PM
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thanks, will post back.

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