Is there some table that tells one how much HP an electric motor is and the gauge of the wire needed to run to it???
Our well went bad, losing pressure. We have been living in this house for 15 years without doing anything to it. Six of Dad's friends from work came over and pulled out the well pump as it was only 430 ft down.
Note that there is a bunch of black tape that came loose. It's a 3/4 hp with 430 ft of 12 gauge wire going down the well, plus the wiring going to the electric box, so at least 530 ft of wiring at 12 gauge from the well pump to the panel.
According to the manufacturer's table from the service manual the maximum wire length is 480 ft.
Clearly it wasnt an issue. Can a 1 hp be used as a replacement and the wiring be OK?? Or is the problem the well itself needing to be replaced?