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WELL PUMP
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LAR    Posted 05-23-2002 at 18:38:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH HOOKING UP A 3 WIRE DEEP WELL PUMP TO A 2 WIRE SUPPLY IE LEAVE THE THIRD WIRE DISCONNECTED. THE WELL SITE HAS ONLY A 2 WIRE SUPPLY.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-23-2002 at 20:36:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is two types of pumps you are talking about. The 3-wire is one and the 2-wire is another. They both get the electricty the same way 2 hot wires and a ground from the panel (either 120 or 240 same wires with a ground) The 120 would have a neutral instead of 2-hot wires. The 3-wire pump is better and it has to do with the control box running the pump (3-wires between the control and pump plus ground) The 2-wire pump only uses 2-wires and a ground between the pump and control box. The 2-wire pumps are used for shallower wells and cost less but not as good. Mark H.


kraig WY    Posted 05-23-2002 at 19:18:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have to know more. Most well pumps around here are 230 V, and need 3, better yet, 4 wires. If yours is 120 v., you have an extra ground. You should be able to hook the 3rd (ground) wire to the pump casing. I alway ground mine to the casing weather I use a ground or not. But I'M NOT A ELECTRICTION.


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