wiring dayton 1tdr7 blower to cord

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Old 08-13-14, 08:50 AM
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wiring dayton 1tdr7 blower to cord

ive obtained a dayton 1TDR7 blower that came without an attached power cord.

i know nothing about wiring/electricity, but i read this post on wiring and subsequently obtained a 9' 14 gauge cord and 1/2" romex connector.

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1.) i see two black cables coming out of the blower. which goes with the white wire and which goes with the black wire of my cord?

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2.) how am i supposed to get the green ground wire of the cord to reach the green wire on the other side of the blower?

am i supposed to tuck the two green wires together beneath the screw?

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3.) the tips of the ends of the wires coming out of this 'tool replacement cord' appear to be covered with soldering tin. do i simply twist the wire ends of the blower around the soldered tips of the corresponding wires of the cord and then tuck them beneath wire caps?

if so, will any wire caps do? the text on the black wires coming out of the blower say '600 V' on them, and the wire caps i have used to be in the ceiling, connecting wires for lighting fixtures. can i assume these are safe to use?

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also, the cord packaging says 'insulated for 300 V'; is that alright?

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thanks muchly.
 
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Old 08-13-14, 09:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

1.) i see two black cables coming out of the blower. which goes with the white wire and which goes with the black wire of my cord?
In this application it doesn't make a difference.

2.) how am i supposed to get the green ground wire of the cord to reach the green wire on the other side of the blower?
Now... that is an excellent question. Here's how I would handle that. Assuming that the 9' cord is longer than you need.... I'd carefully slice the black jacket. Install the connector. Run the cord thru the connector and bring the green back out the same connector and connect it to the screw in the housing.

You'll end up with 6"-8" of extra white and black so you can cut them off and restrip them.
Orange wire nuts are fine.
That power cord is perfect for your application.

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Old 08-14-14, 08:47 AM
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thanks for your reply!

i found a spool of green wire in the basement:

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the wire insulation says : 20 AWG, STYLE 1015, 105 C, 600 V.

this differs slightly from the black wire that is coming out of the blower, which reads : 18 AWG, STYLE 3173, 125 C, 600 V.

is this green wire safe to use for connecting the ground screw to my cords ground wire?
 
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Old 08-14-14, 08:34 PM
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That would be too easy.

The green wire you use needs to match the same size as the power cord which is #14.
 
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Old 08-15-14, 12:33 AM
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Is the housing made of metal? If yes, simply drill and tap a ground screw hole in the connection box and attach the green wire from the power cord to a ground screw in the box. Ground screws are 10/32 NF. Use a #21 drill bit, then tap the hole with a Klein #626 tapping tool. Both Greenlee & Ideal sell a similar tool. HD will everything you need.
 

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