Adding 12/3 wire to pool power panel/switch problem


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Old 04-03-21, 11:34 AM
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Adding 12/3 wire to pool power panel/switch problem

I need to tap into an outside power panel with 12/3 wire to add a double switch and two sets of outside lights. The lights are up, the wire is run to box, need to know how to connect the wire (red, black, white) to power and the double switch to make it work properly? Thanks.

Switch to be located on bottom right of panel on outside of panel.
 

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Old 04-03-21, 12:44 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Electrical work is not a guessing game. We have no idea what you have.
At the very least we need a picture or two if the inside of the panel...... how-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Old 04-03-21, 05:13 PM
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Typically you cannot install a switch inside an electrical panel. Also, the picture you posted does not look like any Siemens panel I have seen. Is this panel for your house or is it a building panel that is for the lighting?
 
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Old 04-03-21, 05:25 PM
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It is a panel for pool equipment.
 
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Old 04-04-21, 10:35 AM
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I'm familiar with those pool panels. Typically the supply wiring is run to them based on anticipated loads. There is not usually much added capacity for additional loads. Most of the loads are 240v. There are two 120v breakers in there.

What exactly are you adding..... load wise..... to that panel ?
 
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Old 04-04-21, 06:33 PM
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If you add a switch use an offset nipple and weatherproof box attached to the outside of the panel. Any wiring can be done on the inside.
 
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Old 04-05-21, 06:34 AM
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One switch and three lights.
 
 

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