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Thread: 240v 2 pole grounding switch to receptacle

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    Default 240v 2 pole grounding switch to receptacle

    For the convenience of winterizing and child safety reasons I need to hook a 10g 3wire with a ground (4 wires) to a (grounding 2 pole on/off switch) and from there to a (240v 2-pole 3 wire grounding receptacle) so I can plug in an irrigation pump and turn it on and off with the switch.
    Thanks Riley

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    Sounds like a good idea.
    Curious. Why the 4-wire feed?
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    That's the wire that was available at the site. Riley

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    Ps; so how do I hook it up, Pete? Riley

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    Oh.

    First off, ignore the white wire in the feed. You do not need it.
    Grounding everything is assumed, including the switch.
    The two hot wires of the feed to L1 & L2 (LINE) on the switch.
    The two hots to the motor to T1 & T2 (LOAD) on the switch.

    If the switch is not marked you'll have to figure out which two screws are line and which two are load.
    Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC. If you're on the '14 already I feel sorry for you.

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    Thanks Pete, and I'll think twice about getting an Advanta credit card.

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