I am putting in a illuminated 3 prong rocker switch for my electric/gas pilot water heater. I can heat it with electric or I can heat it by lighing the pilot by hand (no electic starter for pilot).
I have three wires coming out of the back (black, green, white ). I know which is hot, common and ground. I am running the hot to the rocker switch and I have a white common that goes to the rocker switch. I will run a hot to the water tank and I will ground the green to the trailer. The 1960
AC only has a hot and common. Can I run the white common from the hot water heater to the white common that is running to the switch and tie them together? The switch is only there to cut the electric hot off and on. I don't see a problem with it but I am not an electrician and please let me know about any other things I might be missing. I want to get this correct.