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Control 240 Volt with WeMo
How to wire wifi
30 amp breaker use 10 gauge /


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10-2 gauge/ 30 amp
10-3/ 30 amp
Southwire electric tools
Yellow 12 gauge 20 amp


Yellow/ #12 gauge wire for 20 amp
with ground
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12-2 gauge/ 20 amp
12-3/ 20 amp

NMB is house wiring
UF is underground
Rolls of stranded wire
White 14 gauge 15 amp


White/ #14 gauge wire for 15 amp
with ground
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14-2 gauge/ 15 amp
14-3/ 15 amp

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UF is underground
armored cable
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Armored cable
Southwire armored cable cutter
Southwire armored cable cutter
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Rolls of stranded wire

Stranded wire
stranded wire
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Rolls of stranded wire
50-60 amp breaker use 6 gauge /
6-2 wire
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6-2 wire
Southwire electric tools
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UF is underground
40-50 amp breaker use 8 gauge /
6-2 wire
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8-2 wire
Southwire electric tools
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UF is underground
    
Copper ground wire
Use same size as other wire in circuit

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12 gauge copper ground wire
Ground wire
Green ground wire
Ground pigtails
Ground rods/ ground clamps at Amazon

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Wire strippers at Amazon
Linesman pliers
Utility knife at Amazon
multimeter
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Electrical testers
Control gas water heater with WeMo
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Control gas water heater with WeMo
Control gas water heater with Phone
WeMo programming resources are online
No subscription
WeMo plugs into ordinary 120volt outlet
Control WeMo using phone or tablet
 
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WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon
Gas water heater timer coupon

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Gas water heater timer
How to set up wemo on your wifi network
Control water heater with WeMo
WeMo programming resources are online
No subscription
WeMo plugs into ordinary 120volt outlet
Control WeMo using phone or tablet
 
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Belkin WeMo at Amazon
Contactor with 120 volt coil
Unlocked cell phone at Amazon

Unlocked smartphone
Unlocked smartphone

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Contactors
How to wire the contactor
Terminals
Select wire and breaker size
Setting up WeMo
Use ordinary household remote control to control 120 or 240 volt motor
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Wireless remote controls at Amazon
Skylink remote controls
Contactor with 120 volt coil


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How to wire the contactor
Remote controls motor
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Use WeMo or WiFi or Zwave module  to control 120 or 240 volt motor or water heater
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Belkin WeMo at Amazon
Woods wifi WiOn
Zwave module
Contactor with 120 volt coil

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Unlocked smartphone

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How to wire the contactor
WeMo controls 240 volt
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Control 240 volt load with WeMo
WeMo programming resources are online
No subscription
Control WeMo using phone or tablet

Illustration shows Chassis-mount transformer that converts 240 volt to 120 volt to power WeMo switch
Test this concept: make sure magnetic field does not intefere with WeMo operation.


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VPT230-110 Transformer/ 25 watt output/ 2.8" diameter x 1.25 thick
Contactor with 120 volt coil 7 watt power consumption
WeMo wi-fi light switch/ unknown watt consumption/ works with cell phone app
Panel mount fuse holders at Amazon
Cantex 6x6x4 plastic junction box>

WeMo controls 240 volt
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Neutral required for timers, wifi, zwave:
This plan draws hot and neutral from a small transformer



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VPT230-110 Transformer/ 25 watt output/ 2.8" diameter x 1.25 thick
Contactor with 120 volt coil 7 watt power consumption
Programmable timer
Countdown timer
Zwave switch
Wifi switch
WeMo controls 240 volt
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Override switch for timers, wifi, zwave:
This plan draws hot and neutral from a small transformer
Use regular 15 amp 3-way wall switch from hardware.

Transformer rated 23 watts. Contactor consumes 27 watt for brief moment during inrush (start-up) and 7 watts during operation. Can't find power consumption for wifi switch... can't be zero ... seems the information highway is stalled by commerce.
Transformers are very reliable with no moving parts, however the WeMo, wifi, zwave and digital timers are not as reliable, and override might be needed both for convenience and testing.
To bypass the contactor the altogether requires 30 amp DPDT switch

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3-way switch
VPT230-110 Transformer/ 25 watt output/ 2.8" diameter x 1.25 thick
Contactor with 120 volt coil 7 watt power consumption
Programmable timer
Countdown timer
Zwave switch
Wifi switch
contactor
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What is a contactor?
Contactor is a switch for high amp loads
High amp causes heat
Heat will damage regular electrical parts
Timers and wall switches can be damaged by high heat
The electrical circuit lasts longer when a contactor is used

Contactor might interfere with WeMo signal... locate each inside separate box
Control 240 Volt with WeMo
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Contactor water heater with 120 Volt coil
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Packard contactor at Amazon/ 40 amp/ rated 7 million operations

7 watt operation/ 27 watt inrush
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Contactors
Terminals
Select wire and breaker sixe
Belkin WeMo
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WeMo switch wiring
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How to wire WeMo switch/ hardwire
Do not use stranded wire under screw plates
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WeMo switch
Contactor with 120 volt coil
6x6x4 Box to install contactor

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Illustrations of contactor wiring
Select correct wire and breaker size
Contactors
WeMo switch wiring
WeMo switch wiring
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How to wire WeMo switch/ same as above except using extension cord instead of hardwire
120 volt outlet has Hot and Neutral wires as illustrated.
3-prong extension cord also has Hot and Neutral
Make sure WeMo white wire connects to Neutral
Use either black wire on WeMo
Make surte contactor has 120 volt coil
Do not use stranded wire under screw plates
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WeMo switch
Contactor with 120 volt coil
6x6x4 Box to install contactor
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How to install terminals
Illustrations of contactor wiring
WeMo water heater timer
Ground wire should be connected to ground wire on ewater heater wire
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WeMo controller kit in plastic box
Comes with WeMo and contactor plus 240V-to-120V transformer
Assembly required.
Install ground wire as shown.
Water heater cable does not have Neutral. WeMo requires Neutral. If you connect Neutral to ground, it will work. But in event of nearby lightning strike, or other ground disturbance, the surge of power is directed down the ground wire, and MIGHT enter the WeMo and cause fire. Ground wires offer path of least resistance for surge events because all grounds are wired directly together without passing through devices like switch etc.
Installing VPT230 will reduce magnetic field interference with WeMo
RECOMMEND pvc or plastic box so wi-fi signal is not blocked
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Water heater WeMo Controller kit at Amazon
Cantex 6x6x4 plastic box
WeMo switch
Contactor with 120 volt coil
Panel mount fuse holders at Amazon
VPT230-110 Transformer/ 25 watt output/ 2.8" diameter x 1.25 thick
Water heater controller kit

Tapered drill bit
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Step drill bit for drilling into PVC box
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Set up manual for transformer
VPT230 transformer manual
WeMo controller kit manual
WeMo switch wiring
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This wiring is not code. Use wiring diagram shown above
Override WeMo switch Override WeMo switch
By-pass WeMo switch
To override, you want to connect both black wires on the WeMo.
Ordinary 15A wall switch will do... or spring-wound countdown timer... or different type of zwave control../. or remote push button with delay-off...

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Spring-wound Countdown timers
Remote control delay timer
WeMo

Control pump with cell phone using WeMo
If WeMo or Iris offers a delay option
WeMo programming resources are online
No subscription
WeMo plugs into ordinary 120volt outlet
Control WeMo using phone or tablet
 
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WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon
Unlocked cell phone at Amazon

Unlocked smartphone
Unlocked smartphone
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How to install recirculation system
Skylink remote control countdown timer Operate 120 volt recirculation system remotely
Skylink wireless countdown
Skylink estimate 1/3 Hp
Grundfos pump is 1/25 Hp
120V 60 Hz/ 10 watt miminum/ 1500 watt
Operate as ON-OFF or Countdown device/ Up to 500 feet
15 minute - 60 minute countdown
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Wireless wall mount transmitter TB-318 at Amazon
Wireless countdown receiver PA-318 at Amazon
Transmitter and receiver
Resource:
PA-318 manual
How to install recirculation system
Zwave
How to control water heater with zwave switch
How to control water heater with zwave contactor


Wifi
How to control water heater with wifi contactor
WeMo switch WeMo Module
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WeMo switch
WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon

Unlocked smartphone
Unlocked smartphone

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12-2 gauge/ 20 amp
12-3/ 20 amp

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10-2 gauge/ 30 amp
10-3/ 30 amp
NMB is house wiring
UF is underground
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Match wire and breaker size
6x6x4 box

6x6x4 Box with cover
Metal box comes with knock-outs
Plastic box/ drill 3/4" for 1/2' knock out
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6x6x4 metal enclosure
6x6x4 PVC plastic enclosure
contactor
Contactors
2-Pole 40A resistive
Rated 1 million operations
Inrush 27 watts, 7 watt operation
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120Volt coil At Amazon
240Volt coil At Amazon

Other contactors
Mars 2-pole and 3-pole
3-pole contactors
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Read more about contactors

Multimeter

Test for breaks in wire/ Test for voltage
Most appliance require 80% rated voltage to function correctly
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Electric testers at Amazon
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How to test and replace element
How to test thermocouple
Element tests for 120 volts
How to test wire
Safety when testing wires:
Never touch wet or previously flooded appliance.
Never stand on wet surface when working on electric.
Never stand on bare soil, put down dry boards.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
Use non-contact voltage tester before touching wires.
Never touch or lean into any made of metal.
Remove metal objects from pockets.
Do not use oxygen or fuel accelerants in same room as electrical repairs

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Basic house wiring

Non-contact voltage tester

Test for power without touching connectors
NEVER assume power is OFF
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Non-contact voltage tester Amazon
Electric testers at Amazon
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How to test electric power is off
wire connector assortment

Twist-on wire connector assortments

Do not reuse old connectors
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Connector assortment at Amazon
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How to select and install twist-on wire connectors
Weatherproof wire connector

Weatherproof wire connector

Connector cavity is full of silicone
Built-in cover keeps silicone in place
Protect from water, dust etc
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Weatherproof size 22 to 8 Amazon

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How to select and install connectors
Wire connector wrench
Wrench to apply wire connectors
Tighten connector

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Twist connector wrenches at Amazon

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How to select and install twist-on wire connectors

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Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire

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How to install terminals
Treminals

Terminals

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Terminal kit
Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire
Push on wire connectors

Push-on wire connectors in place of twist-on connectors

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Red 3P connector for 10-14 gauge wire
Lever connectors for stranded wire at Amazon
remove cable staple
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linesman pliers
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Use solid copper wire
Fire inside timer caused by stranded wire
Keep enclosure door closed at all times
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