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    Installing Intermatic Fireman Switch on a Non-Intermatic Timer

    Hi All,

    Last year I decided to put my pool pump on a timer. Reading the forums it seemed that Intermatic timers were often recommended. I could not find any stores that carried the Intermatic T104 timer but I was able to find a GE timer (15307) that seemed comparable. On the box of the GE timer there was actually a table indicating that the 15307 was similar/equivalent to the Intermatic T104, Paragon 4004, and Tork 1104 timers.

    This year I decided to add a Fireman Switch to make life easier with running my heater. I purchased an Intermatic Fireman Switch thinking it would be compatible with my timer.

    I am having trouble figuring out how to install the switch. First, my timer does not appear to have the holes to mount the switch. This might be a problem in terms of properly positioning the switch so that it can be activated as well as so it produces the proper lag between turning off the heater and then the pump. Second, I believe my timer rotates counter-clockwise while the Intermatic rotates clockwise. Coupled with the lack of mounting holes this makes me very unclear as to where to mount the switch.

    I have included pictures of the two timers as well as a picture of the Intermatic timer with fireman switch installed. The GE timer is closet in appearance to the Tork timer so I have also included a picture of the Tork timer with fireman switch; I do not understand how things are installed.

    I would really appreciate any suggestions for how to proceed, short of buying a new Intermatic timer.

    Thanks.

    GE Timer:


    Intermatic Timer:


    Intermatic Timer with Fireman Switch:



    Tork Timer with Fireman Switch:

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    Re: Installing Intermatic Fireman Switch on a Non-Intermatic Timer

    I would be surprised if you were able to get that to work. Those two timers are very similar, but not identical. I would not expect a fireman switch from one to work on the other.
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    Re: Installing Intermatic Fireman Switch on a Non-Intermatic Timer

    From what I've seen the GE timer you have doesn't have a provision for a fireman switch.
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    Re: Installing Intermatic Fireman Switch on a Non-Intermatic Timer

    similar/equivalent is a world away from made by the same manufacturer to fit their product. The Intermatic switch says "This Fireman Switch is designed to work with all T100 and T1000 Series Time Clocks" but noting about fitting any other manufacturers brand. You might be able to make it work but I also doubt it will fit properly or work reliably.

    I know your post says you'd like opinions short of buying a new timer but IMHO, I'd craigslist the timer you have and get the timer you need.
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    Re: Installing Intermatic Fireman Switch on a Non-Intermatic Timer

    Here's a replacement doesn't get much cheaper:
    $40
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/INTERMATIC-T...item4d1e24e0fc
    50$
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/INTERMATIC-T...item4ad0a647c0

    It may be worth the money and lack of headache going this route.
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    Re: Installing Intermatic Fireman Switch on a Non-Intermatic Timer

    Thanks for your replies, I appreciate it. I'm going to chalk this up to the difficulty obtaining parts (and not just pool related) living in Canada. I'll just buy a new Intermatic 104 (which I can now find easily around me) and surprise my folks by putting a timer on their pump.

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