control box

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  1. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    I just had pump and pressure tank installed at my new property now I need to wire breaker the deluxe 3hp control box and pressure switch I am confused the pump directions say different from control box. Its a Gould's 3hp pump and Gould's or Franklin deluxe control box. I see where the red yellow black go from the well my question is from my 240v breaker do I run those wires into the control box? Then from the control box the sw and l1 go to the pressure switch plus the ground. Is that right? There will be two empty slots on the switch
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    L1 & L2 from breaker to the switch. M1 & M2 from switch to control box.
  3. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    On the control box I have sw,L1,L2,r,y,b that's it I might have the colors wrong I don't have box in front of me and I didn't see any markings on pressure switch
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    The switch should have four screws for four wires and two pairs of contacts. One wire from the breaker L1 goes to one side of a contact. From there it goes to the motor M1 from the other side of the same contact if no control box is used, or to the L1 of the control box. Repeat for L2/M2/L2.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Here is a schematic from the Goulds service manual.

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  6. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    What is the SW contact in my control box
  7. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Never heard of it. What does the manual say it is? Is it one contact or a pair of contacts?
  8. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    The well guys left it there wasent a manual just a diagram. Its a deluxe 3hp controlcontrol box with a few difernt things inside but 6 connections
  9. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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  10. craigpump

    craigpump Member

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    I don't install a lot of these deluxe boxes, but if memory serves me right you only need to use one side of the pressure switch to control the pump with the deluxe box.
  11. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    That's what I have. so if I hook the control box up like what the diagram says ill be good? The SW goes to the load contact in the pressure swich and L2 goes to the line
  12. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Yes as shown in the schematic.
  13. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    The diagram dose not exactly show where they go on the pressure switch
  14. VAWellDriller

    VAWellDriller Member

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    Either set of contacts....doesn't matter. use either the two on left or two on right as a pair.
  15. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    Thanks I am going to wire it up tonight
  16. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    L1 and L2 from the breaker straight to the L1 and L2 in the control box. Then you can use two wires and a ground as small as #18 to go from L2 and SW in the control box to one side of the pressure switch. If the points ever go bad, you can switch the wires and use the other side.
  17. 85ray

    85ray New Member

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    Thanks vavleman I thought I had to run bigger wire to the pressure switch after breakfast here I will wire that part up thanks for everyones help
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