I agree with John T and others. If it trips when disconnected on the load end it will need to be replaced. Were it mine, I would dig it up in the center of its length (less digging than all the way) and use an amprobe meter on the wires If it shows current when the breaker is on, the short is farther, if none, it is nearer the house. Repeat to find the short. (an amprobe needs to be placed on one wire only IIRC) I also think 250 feet is too long for 10 gauge wire on 1 hp load. Jim
Re: Water Well pump/wire problem in reply to Janicholson, 02-16-2013 07:26:40
I also think 250 feet is too long for 10 gauge wire on 1 hp load. Jim
So do you all think I should upgrade to 8 gauge. Want to do it right so I never have to mess with this again. I can not find 8/2 UF in stock today but one place has THWN 8 gauge. I understand the THWN will have to go in a pipe. I can get the specs off the motor if that helps.
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