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Old 03-28-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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I'm trying to figure out how exactly this should be redone... right now there is a NM cable going from the panel though the rim joist and outside straight down into the ground and out about 2 ft into the sump well then it jus dangles there with a female plug end connected to that which the sump pump then plugs into... well this actually shorted out the other night and created a wonderful noise and sparks...

how should I redo this? right now its not even GFIC... just straight into a 20 amp breaker...

I was thinking put an outside receptical on the side of the house run that straight thorugh the back of it into the rim joist and to the panel... have the outlet on that a GFIC outlet then run a underground line from that to the pump using UF cable with a similar female plug end inside the well (the well is about 11 ft deep and the plug is about 1 ft from the top right now... then that would just plug into the GFIC outlet on the side of the house... that outlet would of course have one of those clear enclosures around it that is water tight...

suggestions? comments? code violations?
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Consider one of these.

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Use UF cable from the house to the stake, put GFCI recep in the stake, plug sump in, close cover, done.
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Use UF cable from the house to the stake, put GFCI recep in the stake, plug sump in, close cover, done.
The cable from the pump barely reaches the top of the sump well, so running that to an outlet wouldnt work, I need some type of extension cable to get to the receptical
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