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Old 01-05-2013, 12:13 AM   #31
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No real reason to stress about running 120v items off the 220 then just run a spare 120 into your controller box for pumps.


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Old 01-05-2013, 01:50 AM   #32
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Use that line for 30A 240V then use the 120V source in the garage for pumps/control power. There is no reason not to run both into your control panel. I feed into my control panel(s) with three separate circuits.


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Can I run the black and white as hots, and the bare as neutral?
No. Not with that type of cable and not with that type of circuit.
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He mentioned running this outlet through a spa panel in the OP, wouldn't that allow him to have 4 lines coming out and draw the 120 off one of the hot legs and the new neutral?
NO. A spa panel does NOT create anything new going out vs. what's coming in with regard to wire functions.
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Use that line for 30A 240V then use the 120V source in the garage for pumps/control power. There is no reason not to run both into your control panel. I feed into my control panel(s) with three separate circuits.
That's a great idea. Unfortunately as you can see from this thread, I'm pretty clueless with electricity. Hence the reason I was looking at buying one. Are there any existing schematics for my situation?
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That's a great idea. Unfortunately as you can see from this thread, I'm pretty clueless with electricity. Hence the reason I was looking at buying one. Are there any existing schematics for my situation?
Sorry, I missed your reference to the prefab unit. I can't point you to a specific schematic but if you find one that fits your general plan, it could certainly be modified to fit the power you have available.


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