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Old 01-19-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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Junction box for 30 amp circuit

I'm trying to find a way to switch off the seldom used water heater in my weekend cottage. It's a 30 amp circuit with the water heater and the breaker panel both in the basement (which is accessible only from the outside). I want to put a blade switch in an upstairs closet adjacent to the bathroom so that I can switch the water heater on and off when I know someone's going to be using the cottage. Doing that will require that I interrupt the circuit between the water heater and the panel with a junction box/wire nuts. Is that legit? Does anybody see any other issues with this setup? The basement is warm enough to keep the heater from freezing, but I'm wondering what else can go wrong...


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Old 01-19-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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As long as your connections are in a junction box which is accessible there will be no problem.


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Old 01-25-2007, 06:34 AM   #3
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Being kind of a laymen with residential I would think you would be fine as long as you make sure all your components are rated for this application. ie. disconnect, cable etc.
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