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Hello .. I would say that you copuld run the two pumps on one 20 amp circuit
look at the name plate of the pumps and see what the amperage rating is for the pumps .. let me know
amp rating is 10.7 on each pump, and they were set up with a gfi for each pump. it is important that if one gfi trips the other will not. is this possible? can i have one lead from the panel and run 2 pumps, and have one get shut down and the other one keep going? also, is it ok to cut off the plugs and hard wire to the gfi's?
OK .. NO you should have these pumps connected with the cord and plug .. that covers the local disconnect rules in the code
Yes you can wire the GFI receptacles independently .. just connect the GFI's using the "line" terminals only
ok. so i will have to cut plug, feed through pvc and then put plug back on? is this amperage too much? ok with gfi's.
my concern is that the amperage of both pumps puts you over the allowable amperage for that 20 amp circuit ..
can i put a larger capacity breaker in? it's a
where is the pvc?
The breaker is sized to protect the wires from overloading ,, so no .. #12 wire = 20 amp breaker
100 foot run and i don't want to try and fish it through. pvc or conduit goes from hole to gfi's.
so i should run wire for a seperate circuit for each pump?
yes that would be the correct installation .. a 20 amp circuit for each GFI for each pump
ok, i will do it. the last guy did it all wrong. is it ok to cut the plug and then put it back on?
you may be able to use a tandem breaker ,,, two handles in one space .. to get space in your panel for the extra breaker for the second pump
there is already a second breaker there. the last guy didn't use it for some reason.
yes yopu cat cut plug and put another on the cord .. but the PVC may not be necessary .. or maybe using a bigger size pipe would allow the cord cap to p[ass thru
OK .. when connecting the GFI receptacle .. be sure to use the "line" terminals
it has to go thru a small hole in the concrete too. this is a hole in the side of the sump pit. i don't want to increase the size if poss.
OK .. I see
i think i understand everything now. you have been great. thanks. i am going to click accept. is there any way to save this conversation?
oh, do you just add the amps up to know the overall load?
not sure about saving .. I would use the old cut and paste method ,, highlight , click copy .. and then paste it to your notebook .. that always works for me
yes .. for a circuit you basically add the rated amperages of the appliances or devices on that circuit
there is a save and exit button at the bottom of my screen. that is probably what it's for. ok...thanks again. until next time.