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Title: US4399971: Mounting assembly for heater thermostat control
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Fehrmann, George L.; Nashville, TN
Stubblefield, Jr., Samuel M.; Franklin, TN

Assignee: Apcom, Inc., Franklin, TN
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Published / Filed: 1983-08-23 / 1981-01-12

Application Number: US1981000224278

IPC Code: Advanced: F24H 9/20;
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IPC-7: E04G 5/06;

ECLA Code: F24H9/20A2B;

U.S. Class: Current: 248/222.11;
Original: 248/221.3; 248/225.2;

Field of Search: 248/300,316 D,221.3,225.2 219/328,311 211/026,13

Priority Number:
1981-01-12  US1981000224278

Abstract:     A thermostat control for an electric water heater is held in firm contact with the heater storage tank by a mounting assembly comprising a tank bracket including a body having an opening adapted to lockingly fit over the heater tank stud and a pair of laterally-spaced legs extending from the body and having a bent upper end portion adapted to apply spring pressure toward the tank outer wall. The mounting assembly also includes a thermostat bracket carrying the thermostat control and having a pair of laterally-spaced, upstanding ears adapted to fit beneath the upper end portion of the legs on the tank bracket. Each of the ears includes a nib which is received in a slot in the legs on the tank bracket to interlock the two brackets. The nib has an upper edge which engages the upper end of the slot and urges the thermostat control into firmer contact with the outer wall of the heater tank in response to upward vertical movement of the thermostat bracket relative to the tank bracket, such as when an installer pulls on the pigtail leads connected to the thermostat control during connection with supply wiring.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Michael, Best & Friedrich ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Foss, J. Franklin;

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First Claim:
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We claim:     1. An assembly for mounting a thermostat control on the outer wall of a heater tank including an external spud in which a heating element is mounted, said mounting assembly comprising
  • a first bracket made from a spring material and including a body having an opening adapted to lockingly fit over the tank spud, said first bracket further including a pair of laterally-spaced legs extending from said body and having a bent upper end portion adapted to apply spring pressure toward the tank outer wall when said first bracket is locked on the tank spud, each of said legs including in said upper end portion an elongated slot having an upper end; and
  • a second bracket carrying the thermostat control and having a pair of laterally-spaced, upstanding ears adapted to fit beneath the upper end portions of said legs, each of said ears including a nib received in a said slot for interlocking said first and said second brackets and having an upper edge adapted to engage the upper end of said slot and cooperate therewith to urge the thermostat control into firmer contact with the tank outer wall in response to upward vertical movement of said second bracket relative to said first bracket.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 3pp US769454  1904-09 Ankers   TOY-SUPPORT.
Get PDF - 3pp US913024  1909-02 Meacham   CLAMP FOR ELECTRICAL AND OTHER FIXTURES.
Get PDF - 8pp US2688031* 1954-08 Bolesky    
Get PDF - 3pp US2801320  1957-07 Prindle   Apparatus for attaching a thermostat to a water heater tank
Get PDF - 4pp US2810536* 1957-10 Cunningham    
Get PDF - 5pp US3992608  1976-11 Snavely  A. O. Smith Corporation Combination attachment for water heater electric heating element and thermostat
Get PDF - 7pp US4311295  1982-01 Jamar   Article support having a locking article holder detachably mounted on a wall mount
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Buy PDF - 14pp DE2833404 1980-02  A47B 95/00 Hagenhenrich GmbH & Co KG, 4837 Verl Aufhaengebeschlag fuer Haengeschraenke 


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