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I have a vulcan oil heater that has a timer, however, I do not have instructions on how to use the timer can you help?

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  • catherine425 Jul 16, 2009

    The vulcan heater has model number 4800045 and the timer is above to on/off switches which can be turned on independently. It is about 1" in diameter with a white center with an arrow on it. It has a red plastic circle around it and this inturn has a dark grey cirle of segmented plastic. Beside the button is a picture of a hand and a clock.

    I hope the explanation helps.



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What timer is it?


Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith Jul 16, 2009


    Thanks for the details they are indeed a great help.

    I hope this explanation helps you.

    The two switches are for heating and hot water (not sure which is which? turn one on, and turn your room thermostat up, listen to the pump is it running?If it isn't, then that is your hot water switch, turn the other one on and the pump should run, you cannot have the heating on without the HW, but you can have the HW on by itself)

    The hand sign means 'Manual override'

    The clock sign means 'Timed settings', this is explained below......

    The ring of segmented plastic in a circle are time setting pins around a clock face, they usually are in increments of 10 or 15 minutes.

    They can be pushed inward to the centre of the face or outward, this will allow the user to have a 'TIMED' selection for heating & hot water. Because each timer varies it could mean this:

    Pushed IN = OFF

    Pushed OUT = ON

    ----- or -----

    Pushed IN = ON

    Pushed OUT = OFF

    Either way you will need to make sure you have timed segments in or out for it to work correctly, example:

    On 8am Off 10am all segments between these times will need to be in or out (depending on which timer) to allow the boiler to come on.

    I'm sorry it's such a long winded explanation, i hope this helps?

    If not let me know.

    Take Care

    Steve :)

  • Dmitry Green
    Dmitry Green Sep 26, 2011

    Hay there, This was VERY helpful. Thank you



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