I am trying to wire both of my pumps to separate switches that are both powered by one extension cord. I am using a two-gang weatherproof box that houses a combination GFIC outlet and switch, like this one:
as well as a single pole switch, like this one:
The reason I am configuring it this way is so I can have an "always-hot" auxiliary outlet (i.e., it isn't controlled by a switch) as well as two switches for the pumps in one two-gang box.
Anyway, I wired up pump #1 to the GFIC combo box earlier today. The switch worked great and there was power to the outlet. Here is my wiring diagram:
Now, I am trying to figure out how to wire up pump #2 to the single pole switch AND have pump #2 protected by the GFIC outlet. I think I know what I need to do, but I would greatly appreciate it if someone with greater knowledge of wiring/electricity can chime in. What I think I need to do to protect pump #2 with the GFIC outlet is run a black jumper wire from the load side of the single pole switch to the load side of the GFIC outlet. But I'm not exactly sure what I need to do with the white (neutral) wire from pump #2. Do I jump this to the load side of the GFIC outlet too? Here is my proposed wiring diagram for wiring pump #2.
Any suggestions from those of you who have wired up your pumps to switches, or have a better knowledge of electricity than me, would be greatly appreciated! Wiring my pumps is pretty much the last thing that's left in setting up my single-tier stand. Thanks!!!