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    zimm's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Northern Virginia

    electronic timers?

    I'm interested in upgrading my twin intermatic mechanical timers (pump and vacuum booster) to something electronic and easy to program. Worth it? Any recommend models?

    I have an old school pool heater without an operating thermostat, so right now to use it, as a safeguard I pull the "off" stops off the timer. It would be nice to just hit a button instead.

    Edit, I see intermatic makes replacment electronic models... PB 300 series?
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    Re: electronic timers?

    If everything works, I wouldn't upgrade. There is nothing wrong with upgrading, I just like to have a stronger reason before messing with something that is working.

    If you do upgrade, I like the Intermatic P1353ME.
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    Re: electronic timers?

    Jason, As an engineer I know that nothing works so well that I am not willing to try to break (oops I mean fix ) it. I think this is also part of the guy code.
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