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Old 06-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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Relocating Irrigation Pump Outlet


I want to move my irrigation pump and outlet to higher grounds. I want to move it back about 2 feet and vertical about 2 feet. The river that it pumps from is consistently higher since they started draining a lake. The pump pipe shouldn't be difficult. But the electrical outlet maybe.

The outlet is connected to a post which is cemented in the ground. The the wire runs under ground to my house. I'm assuming the wire is in metal conduit. If I move it back, how do I get rid of the excess conduit without damaging the wires inside?

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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The proper way is to remove the wires, adjust the conduit and then pull new wires.

You could tie a pull string to the wires. Pull them back far enough to work on the conduit and then use the pull string to pull the wires back.

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I'm not sure if I'll have the option to pull the wires back. The wire runs from house to the pump which is about 75 feet. I am not able to pull from the one side.
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Might, carefully, dig down where the conduit comes up, it may be direct bury wire and sleeved up with conduit.
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I'm not sure if I'll have the option to pull the wires back. The wire runs from house to the pump which is about 75 feet. I am not able to pull from the one side.
What type of conductor you have in there like THHN/THWN indivual conductor or UF cable ? that will make the differnce on how we can help you on that and the conduit ( pipe ) itself is PVC or what ??

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Might, carefully, dig down where the conduit comes up, it may be direct bury wire and sleeved up with conduit.

hmm, never thought of that. I 'll have to dig it back further. good idea

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