Stick men
Always bring helpers
Waterheatertimer.org
is a self-help site
Figure Volts Amps Watts for water heater
How to install point of use water heater Point of use water heater
Compare 16 electric and 3 gas water heater timers 9 ways to save with water heater
How to install recirculation system Point of use water heater
Troubleshoot electric water heater Troubleshoot-gas
water-heater
Type 1 and type 2 surge protection surge protection
Search waterheatertimer.org / all results
Search using Find button  

 Tweet button  
How to wire electronic ballast
Buy:
Electronic ballasts at Amazon

Buy:
Single pin socket for T8. T10, and T12
fluorescent light sockets

Buy:
Electronic ballasts
2-bulb T12 ballast
1 or 2 bulb T-8 / 32 watt ballast

Buy:
2 pin socket for T8 and T12
fluorescent light sockets

electronic ballast wiring
72"-96" ballast wiring
2-Bulb electronic ballast wiring diagram for 72-96" bulbs


Buy:
Electronic ballasts at Amazon
fluorescent light sockets

Resource:
Electronic ballast wiring
Old ballast wiring
Larger image
Old 2-bulb ballast 
With wall switch

Wiring can vary... for example on some lights the Hot and Neutral wires connect to sockets before connecting to ballast.

Resource:
How to wire switches
New ballast wiring
Larger image
2-bulb Electronic ballast 72-96"
With wall switch

Illustration shows 2-bulb fixture with 4 sockets.
Each socket has 2 wires.
On the near end of light, all 4 socket wires are connected to the Red ballast wire.
On the far end, both wires on one socket connect to a blue wire, and both wires on other socket connect to the second blue wire.


Buy:
Electronic ballasts at Amazon

Resource:
How to wire switches
Old ballast wiring
Larger image
Old ballast                        
With pull chain switch
With T12 bulb
Wiring can vary
New ballast wiring
Larger image
New ballast 72-96"
With pull chain switch

Buy:
Electronic ballasts at Amazon

How to wire LED tube
How to wire LED tube
By-pass the ballast
The ballast is no longer needed

Resource:
How to wire LED tube .pdf
Additional links
main breaker box
Larger image
See inside main breaker box and household electricity
Electricity leaves power plant Electricity: power plant to end user

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 electrical repairs

Resource:
Basic house wiring

Non-contact voltage tester

Test for power without touching connectors
NEVER assume power is OFF
Buy:
Non-contact voltage tester Amazon
Electric testers at Amazon
Resource:
How to test electric power is off
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
Buy from my affiliate links
Weatherproof size 14 to 6 Amazon
Weatherproof size 22 to 8 Amazon

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

Buy:
Wire connector blaster
Twist connector wrenches at Amazon

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

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

Resource:
How to install terminals
Treminals

Terminals

Buy:
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

Buy:
Push on wire connectors Amazon
Red 3P connector for 10-14 gauge wire
Lever connectors for stranded wire at Amazon
remove cable staple
Buy
End cutting nippers at Amazon

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

Use solid copper wire
Fire inside timer caused by stranded wire
Keep enclosure door closed at all times
Buy:
soldering guns
Resource

Timer caught fire

How to wire contactors/ relays
Busman HKP-HH fuse holder
How to wire inline fuseholder
AH3 off delay timer
How to wire delay timers
How to wire twin timers
Adjust temperature on gas water heater
Troubleshoot gas water heater
Buy
Electronics

Industrial supplies

Tools and home improvement

Home and garden

Hayward pool
Pentair pool

Southwire electric
Buy
Tools

DEWALT
Black and Decker
Stanley
SKIL
Makita
Porter-Cable
Bosch

Irwin Hand tools
Klein hand tools
Fluke electrical testing
Dremel hobby tools

Campbell Hausfeld air powered
Tekton automotive

Powerbuilt automotive
Saws and saw blades
box timers Resource:
Compare box timers
DPDT timers
Intermatic
Control water heater w/ Z-wave
Intermatic control centers Resource:
Intermatic control centers: and parts
Digital control centers and parts
Tork control centers and parts
Subpanels
All control centers and parts
Enclosures
programmable timer Resource:
Programmable timers
Countdown timers
Off delay timers
On delay timers
Timer modules
Din rail
Twin & one-shot
Woods
Intermatic
Tork
Low voltage power packs Recirculation systems
Enter Amazon from my links
Amazon

E-mail: geno03245w@gmail.com
My response might end up in spam folder, check email folders
Waterheatertimer on Twitter