What is this and is it ok to get rid of?

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Old 01-17-19, 02:49 PM
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What is this and is it ok to get rid of?

We are in the middle of a pretty substantial remodel and about to add a sub panel. This box is on the bottom of our main panel box. It appears to be hooked to the range feeder and is blocking the knockout i need to use for my sub panel feeder. The multi colored wires coming out of it were tucked inside a wall and all the ends had wire nuts on them.

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Old 01-17-19, 03:07 PM
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If there is nothing connected to the wires coming out of, it should be fine to remove it.
It is most likely and old off peak switch for your water heater that would heat the water at night and charge a lower rate.
 
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Old 01-17-19, 03:14 PM
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The definitely looks like an old White Rodgers relay. Water heater is a possibility.
Also it could have been used to switch outside lights at one time.

Take the screw out and have a look.
 
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Old 01-17-19, 06:05 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm going to throw it in the extra parts can.
 
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Old 01-23-19, 07:11 AM
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Figured out what it is.

We do have baseboard heaters. Is this something that i can take out and wire the heaters back to the breakers? The heaters have their own thermostats and the thermostat leads coming out of the relay at the panel have been literally cut off for a very long time. I never knew what it was let alone what the low voltage wires were coming out of it that were just dangling under the panel.
 
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Old 01-23-19, 10:49 AM
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It sounds like it is not being used. If you can verify this then remove it with no concerns.
 
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