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Old 05-22-2010, 09:05 AM   #1
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i need to power a 3/4 hp 220 submersible well pump and a mecury vapor night light 550 ft from the breaker box. what size underground wire should i use?

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What is the amps/watts rating on the pump & the light ?

For a 15a load you are looking at #6 to get the voltage drop down to 8v & ~3%

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Larger gauge alum wire might be cheaper than copper.
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If you can you should wire the MV light for 240v as well. Voltage drop at 240v is dramatically lower than at 120v.

Without the draw of both loads it is impossible to tell you wire size.
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MV, 50w to 175w, but the smallest resi CB is 15A?

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