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Old 04-25-2016, 10:09 AM   #31
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Something else just occurred to me...

This IronTon is a "Clean Water" pump.. Does that mean it's not suitable for well water??
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I think that means vs waste water.. I wouldn't worry too much on it, just make sure your footer is appropriate to keep debris out but, good question.

Hopefully others are glancing at our convo here so they can chime in on things like this, and the 240 question..

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120 volt pump will draw twice current of the 240 volt pump. Make sure the cable is big enough and the voltage drop is not too big. You will need to rewire the cable in the breaker box.
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OK We're golden!! :D

I ended up forgoing the 70 pump and went with a Sta Rite 3/4 HP pump...

When I was installing the new pump I broke the PVC nipple that was screwed into the pipe going into the ground. Boy did I cuss the universe!!! heh

But a neighbor came around to help and he had just the part I needed...

So someone's gonna take a shower tonight!!! :D

Thanx to all for the assist.. VERY much appreciated....
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Awesome! Wish my experience was done that quick!
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I noticed you didn't upload a picture of the new pump installed, which makes me sad.
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Touche' :D



The red box is where I broke the nipple off..

"Huh uh..huh.. he said 'nipple'!!"

:D

.... right at the base. Boy was I pissed!!

I was able to pull out the busted part and replace the connectors..

There was about a quarter inch of pipe left, but apparently it wasn't enough. I have a leak there..

But my good samaritan neighbor is coming out tomorrow to fix that...

So, all in all, not the WORST experience of my life.. Set us back $300, but at least I can shower!!! :D

Thanx again for all the help....
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Congratulations! You might want to think about a small shed or 'dog house' to keep your shiny new pump out of the weather.

I haven't been part of this thread but I'm still a little curious how you ended up wiring the beast. From previous posts it sounded like you were going with a 240v pump but also powering a water softener (assuming 120v). Assuming the circuit is supplied with 240v, you can't get both voltages out of 2 conductors. You also might want to consider ground fault protection for that circuit.
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Very nice! I must agree though house that thing in something. Betcha the manual says indoor use only

Seriously put a fake rock or doghouse or anything over that.
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Congratulations! You might want to think about a small shed or 'dog house' to keep your shiny new pump out of the weather.

I haven't been part of this thread but I'm still a little curious how you ended up wiring the beast. From previous posts it sounded like you were going with a 240v pump but also powering a water softener (assuming 120v). Assuming the circuit is supplied with 240v, you can't get both voltages out of 2 conductors. You also might want to consider ground fault protection for that circuit.
I am not sure how it's wired.. The guy who installed the Water Softener wired a basic household 2-wire extension cord into the circuit.. He has one of the wires going to one of the HOT wires and he has the other wire going to ground..

Basic electrical is not my forte, but I assume that what that does is makes 120v (HALF of 240v) available for the water softener...

I have an electrician coming out today to fix the wiring and all...
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Very nice! I must agree though house that thing in something. Betcha the manual says indoor use only

Seriously put a fake rock or doghouse or anything over that.
I have always wanted to build a Gnome House over the whole thing.. :D But who has the time..

A generic dog house sounds like just the thing. :D

Thanx to both for that idea.. :D

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I am not sure how it's wired.. The guy who installed the Water Softener wired a basic household 2-wire extension cord into the circuit.. He has one of the wires going to one of the HOT wires and he has the other wire going to ground..

Basic electrical is not my forte, but I assume that what that does is makes 120v (HALF of 240v) available for the water softener...

I have an electrician coming out today to fix the wiring and all...
Thanks. It doesn't work like that but keep us posted, just out of interest.

These types of pumps are very common up here at cottages ('camps', 'lake houses', etc.) for drawing lake water and very often installed outside. Many get by for years with a lift-off 'dog house-style' cover to protect them but keep them accessible.
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Hack job using the ground for neutral.
The fix is going to be to find another power source for the softener or run a new three wire cable to the pump containing a neutral.
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