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The electric source of my water well is a circuit box on a house that is to be demolished. I want to keep the electricity to the water well. What are my options?

  • Are you in the US or somewhere else? – Machavity Jul 19 '17 at 22:05
  • How far away from your house is the water well? – ThreePhaseEel Jul 19 '17 at 22:21
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    Also, can you get us the nameplate data on the well pump? – ThreePhaseEel Jul 19 '17 at 22:21
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Assuming you're in the US, what you'll need to do is the following (an electrician might be a good idea for some of this)

  1. Mount a pole near to where the pump is. A pressure treated 4x4 would work for this
  2. Mount a meter box. If you're doing this yourself, you can sometimes find these with the mast pre-attached and utility ready
  3. Attach a breaker box to the meter. There's a lot of these with only a few breaker slots (think a 100 amp panel)
  4. A GFCI breaker for however many amps the pump draws. My bet is a 20 amp would do
  5. Thick enough UF wire and conduit to reach to the pump. 12-2 would be sufficient if 20 amps was for the previous step

Once this is all set, have the utility come out and connect to the box and install a meter. And that's it.

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