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Installing Control Switch Wiring

How to Wire a Control Switch for a Water Pump – The 3 way switches could control the pump directly or they can be used for a control circuit which could activate a relay that would control the Goulds water pump.


Control Switch Wiring for a Water Pump

Electrical Question: Hi Dave, I have a Goulds Water pump, but I want two switches to control the pump.

  1. I want to install one upstairs for when I am upstairs
  2. And I want one downstairs whenever I am downstairs.

Any help will be appreciated.

This electrical wiring question came from: Andrew, a Handyman from Triniad &Tobago
Additional Comments: Just Great!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Andrew.

How to Wire a Control Switch for a Water Pump

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical circuit wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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