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What is the voltage of each of the pumps?
What is the HP of each of the pumps?
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What is the voltage of each motor.
What is the HP of each motor?
120V 8 amp
Both the same?
not sure of the HP i can go check if need be.
Amperage tells me what I need to know
What is the 2 in 1 switch you speak of?
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it is 2 switches in one housing.
what is the part number?
I can take pictures and attach. I think that would help
So where does the slater switch come in?
Part # XXXXX the slater was one of the old single switches i am trying to replace
How was the slater switch wired? You said it has 4 terminals on it? How many wires are connected?
the top wires on each side were black, the bottom wires on each side were white
4 wires were connected.
I tested them, and both blacks were hot and the whites were not when the switch was off
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Im not it is just going slow i guess.
How many terminals on the new switch you want to use?
did you get mu last response?
Not sure how many terminals to use, i thought one hot coming in, then the neutral to each load would do it. I was wrong!
I get everything you type just like you get what I type.
would it be easier if you called me?
Do not switch neutrals. They do not go to the switch
You have a hot wire for each motor and you have a black switched wire for each motor.
That is what connects to the switch. I need to know how many terminals there are on the P & S switch you wish you use. Are there 3 or 4?
I looked at a picture of the switch and it shows a black screw. Is this a common screw to feed power to each switch?
there is one hot terminal on the right, then three on the left, the bottom one is the common
Is one of these switches 3 way?
the hot line to the switch is black (on the right side) and the common is also black on the bottom left
there is a "split circuit" tab on the back of the switch also, I removed it.
That is what I wanted to know about. Each switch has 2 terminals. The 2 connected by the little tab you need to connect the 2 hot wires for the 2 motor feeds. On the other two terminals connect the wire going to the motors. Any white wires will be wirenutted together with the appropriate mate for the motor.
Does the tab need to go back in?
NO!!! It will cause a direct short if you do.
2 independent switches is what you must have
If you were controlling lights it would be all on the same circuit and the tab would stay
that is what i thought.
The single switch connects to one of the switches of this combo switch. The other switch connect the black wires to this switch and wirenut the whites together
This gives you 2 single pole switches on a single yoke
for the white wires, how do I know their mate?
Is your wiring in cables or conduit
they are cables
You already had 1 pair of whites connected together
Their blacks were connected to the single pole switch
on the one pump with 2 poles they were black, bit on the 4 pole switch the 2 whotes were on the bottom 2 poles
Connect those 2 whites together. The blacks from the same cables were also connected to the top poles I would bet
yes sir they were.
All right! I wish i would have paid more attention in electrical theory class in nuclear power school!! thanks, XXXXX XXXXX go give it a whirl
Blacks go to switches and whites wirenut together so connect the 2 whites that came off the switch. The other whites are already connected
It is really simple. Your electrical theory class would not have helped you with this
I'm going to dinner. Whites are neutrals and don't get switched. blacks get switched. It's really simple.
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i wired it up like we talked about (or so i think) and the top switch works, however, the bottom switch (the pump originally controlled by the 4 pole switch) wont work.
I've tried everything. Thanks for the help.