wiring Heat pump

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Old 07-07-04, 04:26 PM
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Arrow wiring Heat pump

Hi. I had a heat pump installed today and need help with GFCI. I got what I thought I needed...30 amp breaker, 100 feet 10/2 wire, PVC pipe etc. The manual says to install a breaker close to the pump....my breaker box is 95 feet away in my basement.

Can someone please explain to me about GFCI breakers. I was told that I had to install an outdoor breaker box with a 30 amp GFCI breaker close to the pool and wire that into my house. Do I have to do this or can I just install the GFCI breaker into the panel in the house?

I there another option? I installed a recepticale instead of a breaker for my pool pump...is this an option too?

thanks in advance
 
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Old 07-08-04, 09:45 AM
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I installed a recepticale instead of a breaker for my pool pump...is this an option too?
This should be on a timer

Check code there for sure first. Id say put the breaker in the panel. Here we come out of the timer box for the pump and the heatpump

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Old 01-11-05, 07:59 PM
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cloneboy, hi you probably allready have completed the work, I just read this post,

first off, check with local codes, I believe you need a disconnect within 15 ft. in most instances, 2 pole gfci could be put anywhere on the line side, main panel or sub panel , one thing if your heat pump calls for 30 amps. with that long of a run you should go one step larger wire # 8 this should be all the way to main if dedicated or from sub panel provided it is capable of handling 30 amps and has a min of # 8 wire from main. if this is confusing , please go to the electrical forum.

lol steve
 
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