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esmith 06-13-2011 05:03 PM

Wire size
 
What size wire do I need from the breaker to a 240VAC, 1.5hp deep well pump?

electures 06-13-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by esmith (Post 666707)
What size wire do I need from the breaker to a 240VAC, 1.5hp deep well pump?

#14 with a 25A breaker.

However, because of distance from the building (you didn't specify) I would probably run #10.

#14 is good for 20A
#12 is good for 25A
#10 is good for 35A

Missouri Bound 06-13-2011 07:19 PM

electures.....your wire to ampacity rating is incorrect.
10 is for 30 amp
12 is for 20 amp
14 is for 15 amp.

Speedy Petey 06-13-2011 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Missouri Bound (Post 666805)
electures.....your wire to ampacity rating is incorrect.
10 is for 30 amp
12 is for 20 amp
14 is for 15 amp.

Motors do not have to follow this basic rule found in 240.4(D).

electures 06-13-2011 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 666816)
Motors do not have to follow this basic rule found in 240.4(D).

:whistling2:

hpp58 06-13-2011 08:01 PM

It's like birds chirping in the morning.

frenchelectrican 06-14-2011 12:15 AM

The distance may affect the conductor sizing so if you post the distance not only from the house where the pressure tank controller is located but from there to the well itself that is first part then second part is the well depth itself that how I add up the distance so you can able use the proper sized conductor.

Merci,
Marc

sirsparksalot 06-14-2011 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by electures (Post 666830)
:whistling2:

People try to be helpful (and learn) here. There's no need for sarcasm. Missouri was politely corrected, and it should end that way.

electures 06-14-2011 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by sirsparksalot (Post 667000)
People try to be helpful (and learn) here. There's no need for sarcasm. Missouri was politely corrected, and it should end that way.

I didn't know that that modicon meant sarcasism. I used it because I agreed with Speedy Petey. Sorry if I offended anyone. Maybe the modicans should be listed and labeled.

Missouri Bound 06-14-2011 03:08 PM

For the record.....I'm not offended and thanks for the heads up on the code reference. I unfortunately am not correct 100% of the time.

electures 06-14-2011 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Missouri Bound (Post 667298)
For the record.....I'm not offended and thanks for the heads up on the code reference. I unfortunately am not correct 100% of the time.

Yeh I know how you feel. I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.. (Sound fimiliar Petey?)

Speedy Petey 06-14-2011 06:20 PM

I'm hardly ever wrong, except when I am not.

sirsparksalot 06-15-2011 01:39 AM

I'm always reading shat that doesn't exist into posts. It's part of my persecutory delusions. I apologize.


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