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Old 12-26-2008, 04:12 PM
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Wiring up harbor freight water pump

I just bought a harbor freight water pump to use for transferring oil

How did you all wire it up?

What gauge wire do you use? or did you buy an extension cord and just cut it?

Did you put a switch to easily shut on and off the pump?

Did you put a valve on the inlet and outlet to keep the pump primed?

Pictures appreciated.
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I have a spare pump here from HF but have not used it yet. I did, however, use old drop cords to wire up the NT pumps I am using. Didnt do the switch route because i have an outlet right above the pump, so its no trouble to just unplug/plug in when needed.If you wanna do a switch, then just wire it like a normal wall outlet. You are only breaking the hot leg. Neutral and ground pass straight through the switch box.
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I just bought a harbor freight water pump to use for transferring oil

How did you all wire it up?

What gauge wire do you use? or did you buy an extension cord and just cut it?

Did you put a switch to easily shut on and off the pump?

Did you put a valve on the inlet and outlet to keep the pump primed?

Pictures appreciated.
you will never keep it primed and its a pain in the a$$ to prime it!! mount it below the tank and let gravity prime it!

I used old computer cords since I had a million of them. I also installed a switch and a timer on my processor but on my transfer pump I just plug it in and pull the plug. a switch is very nice to have, trust me!! just get a 52 cent switch from lowes and a metal box for 95 cents.
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Any 12 guage or 14 guage 3 wire chord will work. The green wire you put to the ground terminal, I think it is on the side in the corner, it has a little tab on it and it screws right into the casing of the motor. The black wire and the white wire hook up to the side of the junction block with 2 terminals on it.

The other side just has one terminal going to it. Leave it alone.

It doesn't matter what side black or white goes on, the motor will still turn the right direction. Just make sure if you put a switch on the pump, that you break the black wire with the switch, it's the only leg with power on it.
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