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Sump Pump Circuit Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Installing Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Sump Pump and providing the necessary GFCI protection and means of disconnect.

Wire Size for a Sump Pump Circuit

Electrical Question: I plan to put a separate circuit in for the sump pump in my septic system.

  1. I have a Rigid 1/2 horse pump (10.5 amp motor) and will be using a 20 amp breaker.
  2. The wire I have on hand is 14 gauge.
  3. Is this an adequate wire, or do I need to get a larger gauge?

This electrical wiring question came from: Duane, a Homeowner from Ravenna, Ohio.

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical question Duane.

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One Response to “Sump Pump Circuit Wiring”
  1. Andrew says:

    Those who live in areas with a known history of basement flooding will most certainly need to have a sump pump hooked up. It is a regular thing that we go on quite a few sump pump inspection trips during the stormy summer months. Once in a while people just need their sump pit cleaned, other times they need a replacement pump.