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Thread: Macerating Pump Control

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Central NJ

    Macerating Pump Control

    I got involved with a commercial job today where a 230V macerating pump is being installed for a sewer pit. The pump is cord and plug connected. The float switch needs to be hardwired.

    Q: Can I hardwire the float to one side of the receptacle to control the pump? The float is single-pole. The plug will function as the disconnecting means.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    NE Nebraska
    As long as the switch is rated for the motor, yes, otherwise you may need to use a relay/contactor to interface the two.
    I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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