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Old 05-03-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
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2703 surge guard install

Has anyone hard-wired a Surge Guard brand surge protector on their 2703WS, and if so where did you mount it?
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:10 AM   #2
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Do yourself a favor if you haven't already bought a surge guard and buy a progressive industries ems.
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I haven't purchased yet, thank you.
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Last week I installed a Progressive EMS in our 2703WS. I mounted it on the floor next to the furnace. I removed the right grill below the sink. The feed wire was just long enough to cut and feed through the EMS box. The gas line (for the outside connection) that goes through the floor was sort of in the way. I mounted the remote display on the floor inside the cabinet next to the power panel with double sided tape.

A day or two later the EMS started turning on and off every few seconds. I took the cover off of the breaker box in the garage and tightened all of the screws. The EMS hasn't shut off since. It found a problem I didn't know I had. I think I'll go downstairs and tighten the screws in the main breaker panel.

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Last week I installed a Progressive EMS in our 2703WS. I mounted it on the floor next to the furnace. I removed the right grill below the sink. The feed wire was just long enough to cut and feed through the EMS box. The gas line (for the outside connection) that goes through the floor was sort of in the way. I mounted the remote display on the floor inside the cabinet next to the power panel with double sided tape.

A day or two later the EMS started turning on and off every few seconds. I took the cover off of the breaker box in the garage and tightened all of the screws. The EMS hasn't shut off since. It found a problem I didn't know I had. I think I'll go downstairs and tighten the screws in the main breaker panel.

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Just a suggestion, you should mount the pi on feet so the bottom has free air under it.
The bottom of the pi does get warm and will discolor the floor.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:45 PM   #7
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Thank you for all the ideas. I pick up my new unit next week, and this is the first thing I plan on doing.
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Just a suggestion, you should mount the pi on feet so the bottom has free air under it.
The bottom of the pi does get warm and will discolor the floor.
I did put a piece of 1/4" plywood under it, but it would be better if air could circulate under it.
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I did put a piece of 1/4" plywood under it, but it would be better if air could circulate under it.


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Good investment! I installed a Progressive 30 amp EMS about 18 months ago and it has paid for itself. The error display feature is great. Here is a list of issues that it has detected since I installed it.

Faulty ground
Reverse polarity
Excessively high voltage
Low voltage



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