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    Pump timer question

    I'm looking at a portable timer for my pumps, and I think this one will do it:

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CGgQ8wIwAQ

    Does anyone have this timer? If so what does the back look like (no pictures anywhere on the interwebs)? I want to make sure I can mount it to my current setup before I buy it.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Pump timer question

    I dont know much bout that timer;i just purchased a intermatic T101 off of ebay for 25.00 dollars from shipping. You would have to mount it to board and install a plug nd electrical cord though.

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    Re: Pump timer question

    All of the Intermatic are fairly good. The style you linked to is reasonably good, but it won't last as long as a hard wired unit. Of course, a hard wired unit isn't practical in all situations.
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    Re: Pump timer question

    I think I'm going to have to go hardwired. Apparently that timer is only suitable for 1HP motors, and mine are 1.5HP.

    It'll be a little more work, but not insurmountable. Thanks for looking guys.
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    Re: Pump timer question

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski
    I think I'm going to have to go hardwired. Apparently that timer is only suitable for 1HP motors
    That's what I was just wondering, the non-hardwired timers I've seen on Amazon are 15amp. I was pretty sure my 2HP pump is too much for it and I don't want the hassle of unplugging and re-plugging to run on high speed.

    Hardwired might be a bit above my skill set.
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    Re: Pump timer question

    I ended up using the timers from www.swimmingpooltimeswitch.com, they're rated for 40amps and seem to be a "generic" version of comparable Intermatic timers. Very simple to wire and I'll confirm that I did it all correctly in a few weeks when I open the pool and turn the pumps on.

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    Re: Pump timer question

    What timer did you get and how did you wire it ? is your pump only 120 V ?
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    Re: Pump timer question

    http://www.swimmingpooltimeswitch.com/CD-104P.html

    CD101 worked for me. My pump plugs into a twist lock receptacle. Original owner had a plain 20amp switch in the circuit. I rearranged a little bit, and put the timer in the place of the switch.
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