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Old 09-07-2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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220v timers

I have a remote cabin with 220v radiant and baseboard heaters.
Considering putting a timer on the heating circuits so the place will warm up a bit before I get there on Friday nights.
Safety is key because we are inside the National Forest.
I've heard these timers can be kind of pricey...

Any input would be greatly appreciated


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Old 09-07-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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You can get a pool pump or water heater timer that runs on 110 and switches 220V.
I would go with the electronic that has battery or capacitor back up in case of power outage.


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Old 09-07-2008, 10:58 PM   #3
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Water heater timers are available with 240 volt controls. They'll handle a 30 amp circuit. East to install, and you don't need the neutral. This would be the best way to go.

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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Make sure the timer can be programmed for the full week. A standard water heater timer is only programmable for one day. 24 hours.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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Put a jacket on wussy

With todays technology you could turn it on via cellphone whenever you want. Do you have phone or internet at the cabin?

A mechanical 1 week timer and relay would cost about $100.

I bet you could find a "smart" relay system for under $200.

I bet you could find a jacket in your closet for $0
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