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Re: More on well pump wire

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02-17-2013 08:14:53

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There are two ways to do it. One requires five conductors, the other requires only four conductors, but also a load center.

So in the first example, you hook up the well as before, then run a third "hot" and a neutral for the convenience outlet. The extra hot needs its own breaker back in the house.

In the second method, you'll run your pump wires to the load center rather than to the pump. You'll also need to run a neutral from the house to the load center. Then run the pump and outlet off different breakers in the load center.

In either case, the ground wire should be grounded locally in the pump house; I think tying it to the well pipe should do it, but you might want a separate ground rod as well. The ground and neutral are kept separate in the pump house.

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John in la

02-17-2013 08:46:55

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 Re: More on well pump wire in reply to MarkB_MI, 02-17-2013 08:14:53  
Thanks Mark
I will go with method two and put a sub panel at the pump house.
I understand keeping neutral and ground seperate at the pump house what I did not consider was grounding the green ground wire at the pump house.
Since I have a plastic well casing I will opt for the $12 ground rod and clamp.

I solved the problem with the Ditch Witch even though the clay is so packed it seems like we are digging into concrete. Problem is now my 26 yr old son and 25 yr old SIL may not speak to me for a week. You boys want water..... get to work.

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02-17-2013 09:11:48

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 Re: More on well pump wire in reply to John in la, 02-17-2013 08:46:55  
Ha! I think I can guess who got the honor of operating the Ditch Witch.

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