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How best to start a three phase pump from a timer

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First you need to have 3 phase power. Almost no households have 3 phase power availble. You would need to get a three phase converter which would cost as much as a new pump. If you have three phase power you will need a 3 pole relay that is triggered from a timer and rated for the current of the motor.

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