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Delay timer for motor or pump/ 120Volt to 240Volt

Motor delay timer
For 120-240V cut blue jumper wire located on front of timer between terminals
Adjustments less than 30 seconds might not be possible
2" x 2" size

Start motor or pump with 1.8 second to 10 minute delay

Time delay begins when power is applied to input. After delay, load turns ON and stays ON until power is turned OFF.

Buy 120-240 Volt delay ON:
ICM 102 / 18-240VAC 1.5 amp load Amazon
Packard 102 at Amazon

Buy: contactors:
Packard contactor with 24Volt coil
120Volt coil At Amazon
240Volt coil At Amazon

Resource:
ICM 102 delay ON timer manual .pdf
More contactors
Terminals
Fuseholders
2 motor delay timer
For 120-240V cut blue jumper wire located on front of timer between terminals
Adjustments less than 30 seconds might not be possible

Turn on 1 motor after another motor starts

Turn on pump after another pump starts

Turn on 1 motor before another motor
120Volt or 240Volt

In-line fuse protects on-delay timer

Load 1 Turns ON when swithc or timer turns ON.
Load 2 turns ON after delay

Reason for this system might be to reduct initial load on circuit so motos do not pull starting amps at same time.
Another reason is that one pump feeds water to second pump. Second pump should not start until water arrives from first pump.

Estimate cost of operation

Hard wire 120V or 240V or 12 VDC.
Connect to wires going to load. Meter will run whenever power is available.
Hour meter counts hours that load is receiving power
Reliable Intermatic industrical quality
100 hours 240 volt 1 Hp
1 Hp uses 8 amps @ 240V
100 hours x 240 volts x 8 amps = 192 Kwh

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240 volt hour meter
Intermatic GZ series 10-80 VDC hour meter
Intermatic FWZ53-24U
12 volt DC hour meters

Resource:
UWZ series hour meter .pdf
Vibration hour meter

Estimate cost of operation/ wireless

No wiring needed.
Hour meter works on vibration
Reliable Intermatic industrical quality
100 hours 240 volt 1 Hp
1 Hp uses 8 amps @ 240V
100 hours x 240 volts x 8 amps = 192 Kwh
Works for cars too

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Vibration hour meter at Amazon

Resource:
Vibration meter .pdf

Add smaller wire to larger wire


Resource:
Fuseholders
WeMo switch wiring
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How to wire WeMo switch

WeMo allows programming via smart phone
Do not use stranded wire under screw plates
Buy from my affiliate links:
WeMo switch
Contactor with 120 volt coil
6x6x4 Box to install contactor

Resources:
WeMo switch and module wiring
Illustrations of contactor wiring
Select correct wire and breaker size
Contactors
WeMo switch wiring
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
Grundfos pump is 1/25 Hp
 
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WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon
Unlocked cell phone at Amazon
Flush mount hour meter works on vibration

Unlocked smartphone
Unlocked smartphone
Resource:
How to install recirculation system
Vibration meter .pdf
Skylink remote control countdown timer
Skylink wireless countdown

Operate 120 volt remotely/ program or countdown

Skylink wireless programmable or countdown
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

Buy:
Wireless wall mount transmitter TB-318 at Amazon
Wireless countdown receiver PA-318 at Amazon
Transmitter and receiver
Resource:
PA-318 manual

ST01C timer controls 120Volt delay-off-timer

Activate off-delay timer using push button -or- using ST10 timer
Push button, or ST01, activates delay timer.
Push button gives momentary on-off to activate delay timer
When ST01 turns ON and then OFF, then delay timer activates
Delay timer turns Load ON
Delay timer begins countdown.
When countdown expires, delay timer turns Load Off
Buy from my affiliate links:
6A855 Solid State timer at Amazon
11-pin plug-in base at Amazon
Contactor with 120volt coil
ST01 battery-operated timer
Resource:
6A855 Manual

More off-delay timers
off-delay timer for recirculation system

Operate recirculation system remotely from 1-2-3+ different locations

How it works:
Do NOT connect voltage to bell wire going to push buttons
Buy delay timer and base
Connect 120volt Hot and Neutral wires to base as illustrated.
Buy thermostat or bell wire and connect to push buttons as shown
The push buttons receive no voltage or power... do not connect to power source.
Plug timer into base. Choose delay time from .05 seconds to 999 seconds
Push doorbell button. Activates timer.
Timer turns ON and begins countdown.
Pump turns ON and runs until countdown stops. Countdown is off-delay.
When countdown expires, timer turns OFF, pump turns OFF.
Delay timer rated 1/3 Hp.... recirculation pump rated 1/25 Hp

Buy project materials:
Example 50' thermostat bell wire at Amazon
6A855 Solid State timer at Amazon
11-pin plug-in base at Amazon

Push button plate Amazon
Resources
Other countdown timers
More off delay and pin timer illustrations
6A855 Manual
remote control countdown timer
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Remote control countdown timer

Buy:
6A855 Solid State timer at Amazon
11-pin plug-in base at Amazon
General purpose relay
Woods 32555 at Amazon
GE at Amazon
Wireless remote controls at Amazon
Replacement A23 battery at Amazon

Select recirculation pump
Resources:
See analog plug-in timers
See remote controls
Water heater recirculation system
Control motor with 2 switches
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Control motor with 2 switches

Same wiring diagram applies to single-pole switch
Contactor with 240Volt coil

Buy:
240Volt coil At Amazon

Start winding pulls more amps than switch can safely handle.
Over time, the switch will fail.
Contactors are rated for heavy amp loads, with expected life of millions of operations
Wire contactor use miniature relay instead of contactor. The wiring is not illustrated, so let me know if you want specific illustration.
Resource:
Zetter-relay-wiring.jpg

Buy: contactors:
Packard contactor with 24Volt coil
120Volt coil At Amazon
240Volt coil At Amazon
WeMo switch WeMo Module
Control water heater with WeMo
Buy
WeMo switch
WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon

Unlocked smartphone
Unlocked smartphone

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

Buy:
10-2 gauge/ 30 amp
10-3/ 30 amp
NMB is house wiring
UF is underground

Resource:
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
Buy
6x6x4 metal enclosure
6x6x4 PVC plastic enclosure
contactor
Contactors

2-Pole 40A resistive
Rated 1 million operations
Inrush 27 watts, 7 watt operation
Buy
120Volt coil At Amazon
240Volt coil At Amazon

Other contactors
Mars 2-pole and 3-pole
3-pole contactors

Resources:
Read more about contactors
Decora wall-plates
Decora wall-plates

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Decora wall-plates
Decora wall-plates

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      Terminal kit    

Terminals:

Crimp terminals onto stranded wire

Solder terminals onto solid wire

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Terminal kit at Amazon
Blue terminals for 16-14 gauge wire at Amazon
Yellow 12-10 gauge female terminal 16 pcs

6X6X4 Metal box w/ Contactor

carlton 6x6x4 junction box
6x6x4 Plastic box

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Plastic box and meteal boxes
Available home center/ electric supply house/ or online

Buy:
6x6x4 plastic box:
no pre-drilled holes... must drill holes for Wire connections, 1/2" hole for fuseholder, 3/16" holes for bolts to hold contactor, plastic box does not need ground screw connected to box
Cantex 6x6x4 PVC plastic enclosure with cover at Amazon
Thomas and Betts 6x6x4 plastic with cover at Amazon
Bud industries 11x7x5 box without knockouts
Buy:
6x6x4 Metal box: has knock-outs for 1/2 and 3/4" ... must drill 1/2" hole for fuseholder, bolt holes to hold contactor,
threaded holes for 10-32 ground screw, metal box must be grounded.
Raco 6x6x4 metal pull box with cover and knock-outs
Raco 6x6x4 metal pull box with cover and knock-outs
RACO outdoor 6x6x4 box with bottom knockouts
Wiegmann 67x6x4 pull box with knockouts on 4 sides
Hoffman 6x6xx4 pull box with knockouts on 4 sides
Buy
6x8x4 metal box
Bud industries 6x8x4 box with hinged door

Bud industries boxes at Amazon

Resource:
See more about boxes
fuseholderBusman fuse holder

Buy inline fuseholder and ceramic fuse to protect timer from overload

Buy:
Panel mount fuse holders at Amazon
Buy fuseholder at Amazon
Buy fuseholders at Amazon

30 amp fuseholder at Amazon
Ceramic fuses at Amazon

Resouce:
Read about fuseholders


Multimeter

Test for breaks in wire/ Test for voltage
Most appliance require 80% rated voltage to function correctly
Buy:
Multimeters at Amazon
Electric testers at Amazon 
Resource:
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 electrcial repairs

Resource:
Basic house wiring

Non-contact voltage tester

Test for power without touching connectorss
NEVER assume power is OFF
Buy:

Non-contact voltage tester Amazon
Electric testers at Amazon
 
Resource:
How to test electric power is off

Resource:
How to install terminals
Treminals

Terminals

Buy:
Terminal kit
Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire
Read about terminals
wire connector assortment

Twist-on wire connector assortments

Do not reuse old connectors 
Buy

Connector assortment at Amazon
Connector assortment at Amazon

Resource
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 14 to 6 Amazon
Weatherproof size 22 to 8 Amazon

Resource
How to select and install twist-on wire connectors
Wire connector wrench

Wrench to apply wire connectors

Tighten connector 
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Wire connector blaster
Twist connector wrenches at Amazon

Resources:
How to twist wire
How to select and install twist-on wire connectors
Push on wire connectors

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

Buy:
Push on wire connectors Amazon
Red 3P connector for 10-14 gauge wire
Lever connectors for stranded wire at Amazon
add solder to stranded wire

Turn stranded wire into solid wire

Add solder to 1" length of tightly twisted stranded wire to make into solid wire
Heat wire. Touch solder to wire. Let cool. File away over-solder.
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soldering guns
Resource

Timer caught fire

linesman pliers
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Wire strippers at Amazon
Linesman pliers
Utility knife at Amazon
End cutting nippers at Amazon

Fire inside timer caused by stranded wire
Keep enclosure door closed at all times

Fire caused by stranded wire

Do not use stranded wire under screw plate

Applies to timers, switches, outlets, pumps etc.
Small devices, with small loads, such as lamp socket, stranded wire is fine
Add solder to 1" length of tightly twisted stranded wire to make into solid wire
Heat wire. Touch solder to wire. Let cool. File away over-solder.
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Resource

Timer caught fire

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