Re: Change bathroom heater from thermostat to on/off switch
There should be no problem using a timer. I did that in my own bathroom, and it works great.
You'll probably want to use a 30 minute spring-wound timer -- electronic timers usually aren't rated to handle the load of a heater and may not work correctly on a 240V circuit. The spring-wound timer shouldn't be a problem.
If your exhaust fan isn't on a timer, it should be. Then when you're done showering or stinking up the bathroom, you can let the fan run a while to clear the air without worrying that you'll forget it on.
Last edited by Fencepost; 04-07-2014 at 12:02 AM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.