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Old 04-19-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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All - I have a march pump that came wired already (with a plug). I'd like to wire it into a switch, and mount the switch to my stand. Has anyone done anything like this or is anyone able to let me know what I'd need to do it?

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Old 04-19-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Just add an outlet to your stand that is wired to a switch. Then you don't have to cut your cord. Be sure to use a GFI outlet.

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Old 04-19-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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You need ;
2 gang outlet box - best to use weatherproof
Weatherproof cover
1 wall switch
1 reg wall GFI outlet
heavy duty outdoor extension cord/ cut the female end off
1 screw in wire clamp to keep the cord from pulling out.

Pretty simple wiring job, look online for a diagram if you are unsure about the wiring.

You can also find a GFI power strip with switch. If you are only controlling one pump then this would save you a lot of work and cost almost the same.

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Old 04-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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I simply mounted an inexpensive power strip inside my brewstand (in a sheltered spot where there is no chance of exposure to liquid) and use the switch to toggle the pump. Of course it's plugged into a GFI outlet.

It's also handy for plugging my drill in while milling grain.

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Old 04-19-2009, 08:19 PM   #5
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You need ;
2 gang outlet box - best to use weatherproof
Weatherproof cover
1 wall switch
1 reg wall GFI outlet
heavy duty outdoor extension cord/ cut the female end off
1 screw in wire clamp to keep the cord from pulling out.

Pretty simple wiring job, look online for a diagram if you are unsure about the wiring.
Hey Sam - can't I just cut off the existing plug and wire it directly to a switch?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:15 PM   #6
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Here you go:

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Old 04-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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Thanks Sawdust. What's the GFI for?

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The GFI is to keep you alive when using electricity in a wet environment. If it detects any current flowing on the ground path, it'll cut the juice.

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I took a different approach as usual. I have a GFCI protected wall outlet for a power source to my brew tower. I mounted a power strip on the back side of the tower to provide multiple outlets. Here's the good part. I picked up a wireless remote control switch. The receiver plugs into the power strip and the pump into the receiver. I operate the pump with the key chain remote. Works like a champ. The wireless switch was designed for use on Christmas lighting displays and such. I hang the transmitter from a cup hook on the inside frame of the tower. Always know where it is and convenient to reach. The wireless switch would work well for a grain mill too. Actually, you could use a single switch for both. It's easy to unplug it and move if needed for another task. Cheap too at only $9.99 or so.

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Why the Double Pole, Double throw switch? It's not 220 v and the pump is not reversible. I would think a SPST switch would do the job. Am I missing something?
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