So we bought a submersible well pump that will get dropped down the well. But we need to hook the pump up to electrical wires that will run to the well pressure switch basically a switch that tells the well when to pump water. The electrical wires are connected to the pump, Step 2 Diagram: And then special heat shrink shields are placed over the connections to keep the water out of the wire connection. We don't have a heat gun, and that's what you are supposed to do So we made do with a blow torch.
Installing Our Well Pump & Fresh Water System
Hooking up the Well | Ana White Woodworking Projects
Real questions asked by real people looking for answers. Read on for all the details. Few people in the plumbing world will argue with the claim that submersible water pumps offer the best performance of all domestic pump options — especially in wells deeper than twenty five feet. Submersible pumps are long, thin, cylindrical in shape and sit as deep as four or five feet above the bottom of a water well. Wires travel down from the surface to power the pump via a control box, with the water pipe itself exiting the sides of the metal well casing below the frost line before traveling horizontally into your building.
INSTALL A SUBMERSIBLE PUMP: 6 Lessons for Doing It the Right Way
Bathroom Toilet Seat Lights Determine Number of Wires A submersible pump can be either two or three wire, regardless of the voltage coming from the panel, so start at your pump and follow the conduit back. If the conduit runs into a control box before continuing to the water pressure switch, chances are you have a three wire pump. If it runs straight to the pressure switch, it is a two wire. The third wire is attached to a start capacitor within the control box because larger motors need help when they first fire up.
Once each of the foot lengths was laid out we bundled the lines together, securing them to one another with plastic zip ties at 10 foot intervals. Though the poly pipe was somewhat rigid, fortunately we managed to stage it for installation without putting any kinks in it. Next, Patrick connected the pipe, the wire and the rope to our Sun Pumps submersible pump. The poly pipe is connected onto the top of the pump with a pipe clamp and the safety rope is fastened at the designated point with a series of knots reinforced with plastic ties. I watched as Patrick wired the pump to the power source and it looked like a fairly straightforward process.