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Old 11-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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I am installing an Ariel Steam shower DZ962F8 that has a 6KW generator at 240V, 30 amps. However the wiring diagram shows 1 black, 1 white and 1 ground. Shouldn't I need black, red, white and ground?

I haven't ordered it yet but need to run the wire and don't know if I should run 10/2 or 10/3.

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I am installing an Ariel Steam shower DZ962F8 that has a 6KW generator at 240V, 30 amps. However the wiring diagram shows 1 black, 1 white and 1 ground. Shouldn't I need black, red, white and ground?

I haven't ordered it yet but need to run the wire and don't know if I should run 10/2 or 10/3.

Any ideas

Thanks
10-2 is sufficient.

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10-2w/grd. No neutral required. A 10-2 w/grd will give you a black Line 1 and a white Line 2 which is what the instruction manual indicates.
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You will re-identify the white as a hot conductor with tape or magic marker.
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You will re-identify the white as a hot conductor with tape or magic marker.
That is what I was missing
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That is what I was missing
If you don't put tape around the white conductor it won't work.
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If you don't put tape around the white conductor it won't work.
How true.
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If you don't put tape around the white conductor it won't work.
We know how that will become an issue if someone every decides to sell the home.
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We know how that will become an issue if someone every decides to sell the home.
Thanks to overzealous home inspectors.
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If you don't put tape around the white conductor it won't work.
Yes those electrons are very picky to what colour of wire they take a ride on.
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If you don't put tape around the white conductor it won't work.
Yeah but use the tape to choke the netural to build up the "pressure " where what we need to be run.

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We know how that will become an issue if someone every decides to sell the home.
I meant my comment as pure comic relief.

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