ask the electrician
Electrician Training Electrical Certification wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable

Sump Pump Circuit Wiring

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

Electrical Wiring Video

How to Wire a GFCI Outlet without a Ground Wire

NOTE: A List of All my Helpful Videos

Will Display at the End of This Video

So Keep Watching So I Can Help You Wire it Right!

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!

Wire Size for a Sump Pump Circuit
[ad#block]Electrical Question #1: I plan to put a separate circuit in for the sump pump in my septic system.

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

Electrical Question #2: Is a sump pump in a basement required to be on a GFCI Outlet?

This electrical wiring question came from Joseph in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dave’s Reply:
Thank you for your electrical questions.

Electrical Wiring for a Sump Pump Circuit

More about Sump Pump and GFI Wiring

GFCI Wiring
GFCI Wiring

GFI Outlet Wiring

This list of articles will help you learn about the features and benefits provided by GFI and GFCI Receptacles and how they are wired.

Electric Circuit Listing
The size of the home electrical service panel is designed by calculating the square footage of the home and factoring in the code requirements for the electrical circuits that are required.

Circuit breaker
Electrical Wiring Protection using Circuit Breakers

For more information about Circuit Wiring
Circuit Wiring
Circuit Wiring
Electrical Circuit Wiring
This article looks at common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers that are installed identifying the types and amperage sizes used in most homes.

The following may also be helpful for you:

Electrical Wiring Video #2

Home Electrical Wiring Videos about this Topic and More

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!

Learn more with my Home Electrical Video Course:

Basic Home Electrical Wiring by Example

Dave's Guide to Home Electrical Wiring:

» You Can Avoid Costly Mistakes! «

Here's How to Do It:
Wire It Right with the help of my Illustrated Wiring Book

Great for any Home Wiring Project.
  electrical wiring  

Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring

Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handy Women, and Electricians
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electric Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring Light Switches
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
NEC Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.

Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.

More articles about Sump Pump Circuit and Home Electrical Wiring:
« Previous Next »
Avoid Mistakes When Wiring New Lights Electrical Wiring for a Bath Light Fan Combo

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions and Comments

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.