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#196773 - 10/26/10 08:04 PM Gas Stations
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Hello,
We were checking a job in a stock room of a gas station. They want to install wall switches to turn the pumps on and off. (Morning and night) The owner presently operates the Ckt. Breakers in the panel. Am I allowed to install a wall switch between the breaker and the wiring going out to the pump? The breaker looks like a 2 pole, but there are breakers that also breaks the nuetrals for pumps? I have not seen the inside of the panel yet. If it is that type of breaker, can I install a normal Single pole switch, or must I break the nuetrals also, like the breaker is doing? I just thought that possibly, the breaker is rated SWD, then he could keep it as is.
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#196784 - 10/27/10 06:49 AM Re: Gas Stations [Re: SJT]
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SJT,

First thing I would do is to check the breaker to see if the breaker is SWD rated then nothing has to be done.

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#196799 - 10/27/10 06:53 PM Re: Gas Stations [Re: harold endean]
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Harold:

Looking into SWD 240.83(D) of '08 I only see text regarding switching of fluorescent lighting, and an HID marking for switching HID lighting.

Interesting?

Thinking further into the OP, I wonder if there is a EPO (emergency off) for the dispensers, or might these be old fashioned pumps?

Sorry, but I have more questions than an answer!
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