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Water Well Electric
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Larry West    Posted 11-22-2004 at 10:30:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have just installed a deep water submersible pump. It is working fine. The problem is with winter coming on I need to install a 60-75watt light under the well head cover to stop freezing of the 1" pvc pipe. However, there are only two wires running from house elec. panel to pressure switch at the well head. Both are 110V. How can I hook up a working light for pipe heating without a neutral wire running back to the house elec. panel?

Salmoneye    Posted 11-22-2004 at 10:56:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
How far below grade is the pipe buried and where are you?

Bob    Posted 11-22-2004 at 10:34:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get a 240 Volt light bulb (from an industrial supply house?), or wire 2 normal 120 Volt bulbs in series.

(Is the pressure switch at the pump, so the wires from the house are "live" all the time, or is the pressure switch at the house, so the wires to the pump are only "live" when the pump is running?)

midway    Posted 11-22-2004 at 13:34:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you thought of running a heater cable around the pipe? (the kind they keep the house gutters and down-spouts ice free. Any thoughts on that, Is it possible?

midway    Posted 11-23-2004 at 07:24:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

white --------*-------> to pump
@ 110 bulb
black 110v----*-----*sw/*--> to pump

Not sure if this is your wiring, if so you could hook as shown. (the "1" is a wire, not too many wiring symbals on my keyboard LOL)

midway    Posted 11-23-2004 at 07:38:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
OOOPPs forgot you said it was 220 volts

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