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I'm going to direct wire this motor. It is 3 phase. I'm

I'm going to direct wire this motor. It is 3 phase. I'm pretty sure it's a wye since the building is not that old. See the pictures? 14/2 is good wire for this right? Anything I should be aware of? I'm very familiar with single phase residential but have not done any 3 phase.

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George Smith

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I;m have a delay issue when I turn on my LED lights, it

I;m have a delay issue when I turn on my LED lights, it doesn't seem normal,..!JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I'm finishing my basement and ran accross this issue today as I wanted to test a light that is active, energized, as I have shut down all the other lightsJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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George Smith

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I'm wiring a Lift motor -- 220v / 30 amp. I currently have

I'm wiring a Lift motor -- 220v / 30 amp. I currently have romex 10-2 with ground from breaker box ready and want to run to a on-off switch then to push button of motor control. Cable from motor is to romex is 10-3 (SJO) no bear ground.. Questions : At breaker box do I wire white and black to double pull 30 amp breaker and bare ground to Neutral bar or earth ground? Next, depending on how I do the breaker connection; how do I connect the switch (oh -- double or single pole type?) before going to the motor cable motor on/off button? And finally, the motor diagram indicates to have a 'ground' not a neutral connection to the motor mount bracket.and the other two lines to the power side of the connector. I can read a quick circuit diagrams. Thanks, MikeJA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of the appliance? And has it done this before?Customer: No appliance it is a motor for a car lift/hoist. New installation. I can send you pdf.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I am.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Where do I send the pdf of the motor wiring diagram to help you?

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Kevin

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Similar to one I saw here: I have a 1.25 HP pump (115V pulls

Similar to one I saw here: I have a 1.25 HP pump (115V pulls 17amps) I use to water the lawn. It draws from a spring and needs to be turned off by a float switch. But I only want it to come on twice a day (adjustable timing for seasons). Also the pump currently overheats the plugs when it runs - so I need to rewire the wall switch/outlet where it plugs in. I tried a timer from lights but there must be a better timer (with ground?). I don't know how to wire this up.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Currently I use a wall switch to turn the pump on and off manually. It worked, but obviously making it automated would be better.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I messed up last summer by wiring a plug on the end of the float switch, and plugging the pump into it.... didn't work - now I have read the float switch only has one wire!

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Sam Irvin

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I have a leland faraday model a-4 60hz 3/4 hp motor 3phase

I have a leland faraday model a-4 60hz 3/4 hp motor 3phase motor 208-230/460 i need to wire to 220 it has a brown purple gray orange pink bjack red white and blue wires coming from motorJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just got it air comp. Dad passed away and was in shop now at my houseJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: [email protected] tied together g and o p and b r w and b were supplys from power source

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Sam Irvin

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240v line in from breaker to double timers - #1 to pump

240v line in from breaker to double timers - #1 to pump motor(240) - #2 timer to booster/240v or 120v motor/ 120 v chlorinator to run when pump switch is on/ single throw on/off for pump motor and single throw 120 for booster on/off What would be the wiring diagram (colored preferred) from supply to completed connections?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: pump motor and booster motor new yesterday; unfortunately for me, I didn't mark connections before I disconnected the existing wiring-- which worked well except both motors died.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes, ready to go Have all necessary equipment, just need diagramJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: that'll do it

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George Smith

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What kind of cord should i use to power a AC 110V 600W 14mm

What kind of cord should i use to power a AC 110V 600W 14mm x 260mm Industrial Heating Element Cartridge Heater?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Not long.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so.

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Mike G.

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I have a question about ceiling fan and remote control

Hi I have a question about ceiling fan and remote control installationJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: about an hour or so. I am not an electrician sooo as soon as it got to the wiring i am out of my elementJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: ah the fan is a little used the wiring is fine 12 ga 2.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: already doing it my question is about the universal remote wiring the ceiling (of course is black white an ground) the fan is black whit and ground the remote from Lowes is black and white on ceiling side and on fan side it isJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: black ( motor L) white Motor N and blue ( lights)

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I just had my pool pump motor repaired; required a new

I just had my pool pump motor repaired; required a new capacitator; now i've got it connected and running ok but my Tork 1101 Timer does not work. Time Dial does not spin; I have to use manual levers to turn on/off;Is there a reset button or what can I do???JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 4 daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: thats it

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Mike G.

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