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Should a goulds pump hook up to 240 volts be backed up with a double 20 amp breaker or 30 amp

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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SOURCE: i have a 240 volt

No, as long as the heater on the label says 240 volts. You would hook up your 240 v to black and white wire

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: convert a Flotec Flotec FP4012 pump from 110 volts to 240 volts

Here is a link to your manual.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I do not know how to wire the plug box from my

Hi, I am not completely Sure what you mean, but will explain the connections. First, from your breaker box if you are trying to wire a 3-pole cord and plug to the breaker, you will be dealing with 3 wires, more then likely, Red -Hot, black-Hot, and white Neutral. If you have a 30amp 2-pole breaker, make sure it is off and red goes to one leg of the breaker, black to the other, and white to the ground or neutral buss bar. Each leg is 120 volts,=240. I am trying to cover all of the bases here for you. The plug it self has 2 brass colored connections for the 2 hot and 1- silver for the white. Maybe a ground, but doubtful. I hope this has given you some direction to go by. If you need more help or not sure, please leave a message for me so we can get this right for you. Let me know one way or another. Good Luck,

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Astra Mega II

disconect the heatind element or elements on the live side and see if it still trips the 20 amp breaker. try that first.

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a cadet heater

heater shuld have lable telling what max draw is.the breaker protects the wire.short answer is yes, 12/2 will carry 20 amps

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In a traditional North American residential electrical panel (120/240 volt, single phase), installing a single width or single pole circuit breaker, you would expect to read 120 volts from the breaker terminal screw to either ground or neutral. A double width or double pole breaker would provide 120 volts from either of the breaker terminal screws to ground or neutral AND it will provide 240 volts BETWEEN the TWO breaker terminals.

A single-width circuit breaker case that contains two handles is NOT a two pole circuit breaker (these are called "tandem" or "1/2 size" breakers). This is because a single width breaker engages only one "line" in the panel. A double width breaker will engage 2 "lines" as a triple width breaker would engage 3 "lines" of a 3 phase panel. A single wide breaker can not physically engage more than 1 "line" so it will never be able to pass 240 volts.

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I purchased a 7000W Westinghouse Portable Generator to back feed my circuit breaker box. The cable is rated to 30amps. Do I use a 30 amp or a 40 amp circuit breaker? Thanks, Mike

1) Match wire and breaker:

2) 7000 watts divided by 240 volts = 29.1 amps.
30 amp breaker x 80% safe maximum = 24 amps.
This means you should use 8 gauge wire and 40 amp double pole breaker for 240volt

3) 7000 watts divided by 120 volt = 58.3 amps.
60 amp breaker x 80% safe maximum = 48 amps.
So use 70 amp breaker and #4 wire.

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Can I use the existing 40 amp double pole breaker?


Rule of live by: Each unit must have its own breaker. Cooktop needs 30 amps and a double oven needs 40 amps. Never combine the unit as the amps flow if too high can cause the wires to melt. I hope this helps. Be safe!

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Purchased "Reliance Lowboy electric water heater"

The water heater has two 4500 watt elements.
However both elements are not turned-ON at same time
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Amps = 4500 Watts divided by 240 Volts
Amps= 18.75

So that says a 20 amp breaker ... except for the 80% rule
80% rules says for safety, your Amp rating should be multiplied by 80%

20 amp breaker X 80% = 16 amps
20 amp breaker is actually safe for just 16 amps, and your water heater draws 18.75 amps.

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A diagram of how to wire a 220 volt outlet from two 110 volt outlets.

You can't really do that. The two 110 outlets probably come for the same 'leg' of the 240. If you check them with a meter, there will be '0' volts between the two hot wires. So, they have the same 'potential'. You need a regular 240 volt circuit from a double pole breaker that is rated for the wire size that it's feeding. 20 amp-#12 ; 30 amp- #10 etc.

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