Originally Posted by RayAllen
Guys I have the Suburban SW6DE model which is Propane and 120v. My question instead of wiring/hard wiring directly to the electrical panel 20amp breaker can I not just run romex from the panel to a designated 20a outlet solely for the water heater. I’d like to also add a 110wall switch with light to turn on and off when ever we’d like. What’s strange is the SW6de model 12v side has its own ground wire but the 120v side only has the hot and neutral..
What do you guys think?
I'm putting this heater in my current build. You can definitely run it off a dedicated 20A, 120v AC outlet. It's the same as hard-wiring it to your AC breaker box, just with a longer set of wire. You could use Suburban's water heater switch
, which can toggle the gas and electric independently.
I'm also adding a timer so that you can specify your water heater to run from 7am-8am for a 7:45am shower, for example. This way you don't have to get up early, flip the switch, and wait for the water to heat up.