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Fountain Pump Control #119676 01/15/05 07:36 PM
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We put the little control panel together to control a fountain pump on one of our lakes. Any violations?
The broken breaker on another picture speaks for itself. Hope you can use it for "show and tell".

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Brian Fuente
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Re: Fountain Pump Control #119677 01/17/05 08:51 AM
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Brian,
Man, that panel in the first pic is neat!. [Linked Image]
What sort of clips are those holding the wiring to the gear plate?.
And I also have to say I quite like the stand that holds up the Panel enclosure, that's quite a good idea.
Is the gear plate in the Enclosure Grounded?.
I really can't fault this one Brian, good work!. [Linked Image]

Re: Fountain Pump Control #119678 01/17/05 09:25 AM
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I wired control panels a few decades ago, Mike and there are wire ties that you can screw to the plate, also some that come with an adhesive base.

As for violations, the only one I see is the need for support of the LFNC.

Dave

Re: Fountain Pump Control #119679 01/17/05 07:29 PM
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A very nice job, I think!

(How come the handles seem to break off of the FPE breakers more often than the others?)

Re: Fountain Pump Control #119680 01/17/05 09:09 PM
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As for violations, the only one I see is the need for support of the LFNC.
The what??. [Linked Image]

Re: Fountain Pump Control #119681 01/17/05 09:46 PM
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Sorry Mike, The Liquidtight Flexible Non-Metalic Conduit.

Dave

BTW...It is a beautiful job!

Re: Fountain Pump Control #119682 01/17/05 10:03 PM
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Nice control work! Kudo's!

The Liq-tite Flex looks a little longer than 6'? (LFNC Non metalic.) Or is it LFMC? Cant tell... Either way is need of support, and looks like a tripping hazard, and subject to damage.

I would have taken some 1/2" RMC in a shallow trench to stup up to less than 12" from over at the pumps and PS, then to FLMC to the motor and PS. (And support both.)

And the Strut staps as support, I would've done it U-bolts. Strut staps have a tendancy to loosen up, and you'll find your panel sliding down. Pity, cause theres darn nice work in there!

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Re: Fountain Pump Control #119683 01/19/05 08:50 PM
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That does look like great work. However I have to question the crimping method for the insulated terminals in the first picture. It looks like the crimp for an un-unsulated terminal. The proper tool will have a 2 stage die that leaves a mark on the insulation signifying a completed crimp. As for a code violation? This could fall under the manufacturers application requirements. Great job.


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