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Old 09-26-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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How can I install a power switch on my compressor?

I just redid my compressor. Tore it apart and degreased it and repainted. Put in new copper tubes and fittings and also new wiring. Looks mighty fine. However, it does not have a power switch. Its just a "plug-in". The pressure switch does not have a switch on it. I am considering an in-line switch for lack of a better idea, short of replacing the pressure switch. I have not priced pressure switches yet. I already have $40 wrapped up in the "clean-up" and prefer not to spend more than a couple dollars more. What do you recommend for a switch? By the way, its 220V.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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You could mount a switch box, and install a 20 Amp 2-pole wall switch in it. That should do the trick.

A 4x4 "1900" box should give you adequate room.



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