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Remote control for Gas Water Heater

Buy: Gas water heater timer at American Pacific
Save $5 / Enter coupon code: GENO
Buy: Gas water heater timer at Amazon
Bonus: Each timer arrives with a rebate form
Gas water heater timer
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1) Start with Gas water Heater Timer

Water heater part
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How it works:
Center of timer rotates gas valve from 50
Vacation mode to 130 thermostat setting, and then back again to vacation.
Water heater pilot light remains 'on' during Vacation setting, and water will not freeze
Rebate page, questionaire
Whole house automation module

2) Replace provided timer with home automation module

Choose Z-wave or X10... Use 2-prong plug

A) Unplug short power cord located on top gas water heater timer.
B) Plug in your home automation module where short cord was plugged. Or plug in any ordinary 120Volt timer into receptacle located on top of gas water heater timer.
C) Plug short power cord into home automation module
D) Sync the home automation module with hand-held control etc.
Or Set timer following instructions provided with timer
Buy:
X-10 modules and remote controls at Amazon
2-prong X10 module at Amazon
2-prong Z-wave module
Book: Home automation
Resources:
In-home remote controls
Z-wave for gas water heater

3) Use home automation device to activate Gas Water Heater Timer

Example: Z-wave controls Gas Water Heater Timer

Plug in the 2-prong Z-wave module into outlet located on top of Gas Water Heater Timer
Buy
2-prong Z-wave module
Buy controller with LCD screen
Intermatic CA7100 wall mount control at Amazon
GE 45601 Z wave hand held
HA07   Z-wave tabletop controller at Amazon
More Z-wave remote controls at Amazon

Buy push-button controller without screen
HA09 hand held controller
GE 45600 Z-wave handheld
z-wave controller
GE 45601 controller with LCD screen
Video
GE 45600
GE 45601 controller without LCD screen
Simple push-button
Control gas water heater with WeMo
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Control gas water heater with WeMo

Control gas water heater with Phone

WeMo programming resources are online
No subscription
WeMo plugs into ordinary 120volt outlet
Control WeMo using phone or tablet
 
Buy
WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon

Resource:
How to set up wemo on your wifi network
More WeMo diagrams

More about the Gas Water Heater Timer


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Gas Water Heater Timer works with mechanical gas control valves:

Two types of gas valves.
>Newer-type.
>Older-type.
>Knob color does not matter

New and old type gas valves rotate opposite direction.
Gas water heater timer fits both types.
Specify which when ordering

New and old type gas valves are mode for propane and natural gas.
Gas water heater timer fits both types.
Specify which when ordering
Buy with coupon/ promo code Buy: Gas water heater timer at American Pacific
Enter coupon code: GENO
Gas water heater timer coupon code: GENO
Gas water heater timer promo code: GENO
Buy: Gas water heater timer at Amazon
Rebate form Each timer also includes mail-in rebate form
Rebate page, questionaire
Timer Research Research pdf by Bradford White: 
Gas water heater timer research pdf
Gas water heater timer

How to install timer: Works with mechanical-type gas control/ propane or natural gas

Resources
Instruction manual pdf
Watch installation and promo video
Video
Gas valve

Step 1) Remove knob from front of gas valve

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Step 2) Plug home automation device (or timer) into Gas Water heater Timer, then plug Gas Water Heater Timer into outlet

Gas water heater timer comes with 24-hour analog timer
Use 2-prong home automation device instead of provided timer
Plug Home automation device (or timer) into outlet located top of Gas Water Heater Timer
Plug short cord into home automation device (or into timer)
Plug long cord into wall outlet... use surge protector

Step 3) Tighten 2 thumb-screws, no tools required

Thumb screws tighten bracket that holds Gas Water Heater Timer to the gas control valve
Simple installation
Timer segments

Step 4) Set timer by raising segments located around timer dial

Gas water heater timer arrives with 24-hour plug-in type analog timer
Rotate timer until current time lines up with arrowhead located on inner dial
Any plug in timer will work

Resource:
How to set timers


Gas water heater timer

Gas water heater timer installed

Use provided timer
Or use any daily or weekly timer/ programmable or analog
Or use home automation module
See household remote controls that will plug into the 3-prong outlet located on top of Gas Water Heater Timer

Instructions:
Plug timer into top of Gas Water Heater Timer
Plug short cord into timer
Plug long cord into standard wall outlet

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When ordering timer:

Two types of gas valves.
>Newer-type.
>Older-type.
>Knob color does not matter

New and old type gas valves rotate opposite direction.
Gas water heater timer fits both types.

Order:
Model 1 Timer for newer-type

Model 2 Timer for older-type

When ordering timer:

Water heaters are either propane or natural gas.
Look at water heater label located on side of tank.
Label will show if water heater is propane or natural gas
Gas water heater timer
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Use surge protector

General information for setting timer program:

Typical residential gas water heater heats 40 gallons of water in an hour. (Electric heater 20 gallons)

Shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water
Bath uses 12-15 gallons hot water.


*Try a timer free:
For 2 months, manually rotate gas valve to Vacation when water heater is not needed. Be stingy.
After two months, check difference on gas bill.
See other ways to save with water heater:
9 Ways to save with water heater
Gas water heater timer research pdf
Gas and electric water heaters Support the economy:
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