How to Wire a Waterfall and Switch
Wiring a Waterfall to connect a single pole on-off switch to the GFCI to shut off the device instead of unplugging it when..
Wiring a Waterfall and a Control Switch
[ad#block]Electrical Wiring Question: I have a water fountain connected to a GFCI and have been asked If I can connect a single pole on-off switch to this GFCI to shut off the device instead of unplugging it when we turn off at night.
Is this possible to do with a on-off switch to GFCI
This home electrical repairs question came from: Mike , from Chicago, Illinois
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Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Mike
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A waterfall is typically supplied with power that is protected by a GFCI circuit or GFCI Receptacle. The wiring is installed in protective conduit or direct burial cable. A switch may be wired to control the waterfall either before the GFCI Plug or after. You may also choose to control the waterfall with a switch inside the home, or even a timer switch. If you really want to get fancy you can add an automated control device, such as an X-10 or other Home Control where you can add special programming features. Other features may be added for more gardening enjoyment such as lighting as well.
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