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Wiring a Irrigation Pump and Control

How to Wire an Irrigation Pump Motor: Determining the Pump Motor Circuit Size, Electrical Codes and Wiring a Pump Motor.

Irrigation Pump Motor and Control
Electrical Question:I installed a new 1.5 HP irrigation pump and it throws the circuit breaker.

Thanks for your help, I have done this in the past also have seen where the water softener installers have done the same and have never had this issue, Thanks for your help! Steve

This electrical wiring question came from: Steve located in Merritt Island, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.

How to Wire an Irrigation Pump Motor

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Application: Wiring an Irrigation Pump Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, trenching equipment or shovels.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Installing additional circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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