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I would like to hard wire my sprinkler timer to the gfci that also controls my spa and pool lights. where in the gfci do I connect the black and white wire of the power cord ? Thank you.

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If connecting to lights look for light relay on load make sure not too much draw

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gfci's are designed to trip if they receive voltage on there ground/neutral side, therefore my vote is for Smithbrother I would say there is probably a partial short somewhere in you system.

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John what you have is a 240 volt motor on that pump. It will not connect to a 120 volt cord. You'll have to get a different pump.


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The wires on your new switch are intended for black = power .. white = neutral . and red = lights .. with two black wires on the old switch I am assuming that there is a bundle of white wires in that wall box, the white timer needs to join that bundle ... then you need to determine which black wire is the power from the electrical panel ( voltage tester) and connect to the black timer wire .. the red timer wire connects to the other black wire in the wall..

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I would expect your tub is either 110 or 220. Currently you are set up for 110. Based on that ... you disregard the red wire.

If your tub can run on 220, you should run it on 220 as this is more economical.

You should probably have an electrician check this out and make any changes to assure proper and SAFE operation of your tub. You are using a GFI, correct?

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My 30amp 2 pole gfci circuit breaker keeps tripping right after i reset it. It's connected to my endless pool and has never trip before. Is it a bad gfci ?

Replace GFCI and see if the breaker is bad.
Otherwise, my guess is that you have a short in the pool or pool heating element.
If you have AFCI (arc fault), then a loose wire connection anywhere along the line will trip breaker
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Are the timers on the Hessco tub and spa hooked up as 220 or 110

Is this a spring-wound timer?
You rotate the timer knob, and it begins ticking?

This type mechanical timer will work with any voltage.
What voltage line do you have?
240Volt has 2 hot wires. Connect 1 hot wire to timer. Timer turns off 1 hot wires, and that action will turn off 240V circuit.
120V has 1 hot wire. Connect this hot wire to timer, and it will turn off 120V circuit.

Be sure you have GFCI breaker or Arc fault breaker on spa circuit.
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Qo260gfi not tripping

Question is not fully clear.

2-pole 240Volt gfci circuit breaker requires the white wire be connected to neutral busbar.

Easy solution for 240Volt spa that comes with gfci:
Replace spa gfci with regular non-gfci breaker.
Install 2-pole GFCI breaker in main panel, and connect wire to spa breaker.

Having 2 breakers is not a problem.
Having 2 GFCI on same circuit is a problem.

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The white wire has come off of the timer. There are two possible spots open on the timer. Which one do I use?

1) Copy following links to help identify timer:

2) Add a comment and at least give us a hint about your timer.

Is this a box timer, or in-wall timer, sprinkler timer, spa timer, pool timer, low voltage power pack, plug-in timer, delay timer, cycle timer, digital timer, analog timer... etc.
Describe timer in detail.
What voltage are you using? 120, 208, 230, 240, 277, 480, 600 etc.
What does timer control?
Is this for a nuclear power plant, or kitchen light bulb, or 3-phase motor, refrigerator defrost, freezer defrost, swimming pool heater, etc.

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Can it be put on a timer so it won't come on so often

If spa plugs into ordinary outlet, then choose heavy-duty outdoor timer. Use P1261 with GFCI or P1121 without GFCI.
If outlet already has GFCI, do not use two GFCIs

If spa is hard-wired, then install T101 for 120volt, or T104 for 240Volt

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How do you wire, wires from sprinkler to unit and wire from power

You posted under R8806 Intermatic sprinkler timer:

To see image of timer:
If this is not your product, then add a comment

You did not say if timer is 120Volt or 240Volt.
This information is on the door.

R8806P101 is 240Volt timer has 4 terminals from left to right. 1-2-3-4
240V Hot wires from breaker connect to terminals 1 and 3
Wires going to pump connect to terminals 2 and 4

R88 series 120Volt timer has same terminals as above.
120V Black hot wire from breaker connect to terminal 1
White neutral wire from breaker box connects to terminal 3
Black wire going to pump connects to terminal 2
White wire going to pump connects to terminal 4

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I would like to install a Pass & Seymour RT1 Timer for my jacuzzi tub. 2 gang box contains white and black wires for the GFCI and white and black wires to the tub. how do I make this connection

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I specialize in timers and electrical devices.
My answer might ask for more information, and you can add a comment and we can go further.
The RT1 is a digital countdown timer rated for 120Volt 600 watts.

1) You need to consider the wattage of your jacuzzi circuit.
If circuit operates a motor, then check the nameplate on that motor for wattage.
The RT1 is too lightweight for 756Watt 1HP motor.
The RT1 will not work on a 240Volt circuit.
If the circuit operates lights only, then add up the wattage of your bulbs.

The Pass-Seymour site does not have a manual for the product that describes the intended purpose of the timer. For example some timers say 'incandescent only.'

2) Understand your wiring so we can get a timer that works:
You have a 2 gang box.
The box has a GFCI and no other device.
The GFCI has 4 screws
One cable enters box from breaker box with black and white ... and these wires connect to GFCI
One cable enters box from jacuzzi with black and white ... and these wires connect to GFCI

3) If the circuit is 120V.
Next we are going to talk about the cable going to jacuzzi.
Disconnect black wire going to jacuzzi.
Timer-black connects where this wire was connected.
Timer-red wire connects to black wire going to jacuzzi

The timer-white connects to the same screw that white-wire-going-to-jacuzzi connects to.
So there are two white wires on one screw.

If RT1 is too lightweight
You need a countdown timer rated for the circuit.
Intermatic makes a spring-wound FD series countdown timer that is rated for 2 HP

The Intermatic FD series timers can also be used if jacuzzi is 240Volt

Add a comment, and I will help with more detailed information how to connect the FD series timers and answer any question about the FD.

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Is the GFCI frying my intermatic timer?

First off is the black wire feeding the gfci going to the brass colored screw? If so make sure the black wire coming out of the timer is attached to the brass screw on the gfci and the white colored wire is attached to the silver screw. If these are all connected properly it is possible that the fan isn't wired properly.

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