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Old 05-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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switch or not?

I'm running some new 12-2 wiring to my pressure switch for my deep well located in my garage and was wondering if I need to put a switch inline before the pressure switch?


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Old 05-15-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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Generally, you should have a disconnect switch within sight for any utilization equipment.

"within sight" means you can actually see the switch from the equipment, and it's no more than 50 feet away. So, if you can see the pressure switch from the breaker box, then you won't need another disconnect at the equipment.

IF not, then you should install one, and if it's a 240 Volt circuit, you will need a double-pole switch to do the job.



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Something the well guys can put a lock out tag out on .Not just a switch.
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