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    May 2008
    Pacific Northwet

    Default 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.

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