- May 28, 2010
- Nova Scotia, Canada
- Case IH 1390
The 6/3 direct bury is scrap that.i had on my shelf. I have no idea where it came from, it's just there. If it.was longer, I was going.to use it because it's already paid for. Now I will buy 50 feet of 6/3 and run it.over my rafters and through the top plates of my wall, and then into a junction box that will remain sealed up until I decide what I will do regarding the pump.
To get from my panel to the outside of the wall means making two very quick 90s that make conduit impossible to pull wire through. I wouldn't try it with 12/2!!
If I decide to put a pump next to my house, I can use the 6/3 direct bury wire to go from the junction box to the pump.
My debate on pump location is between running wire 1000 feet down to my pond or not.
I am sure there are people on this site that can give better advice than me because I am definitely not a plumber, but what you are thinking about a pump next to the house because of the price of the wire doesn't add up to me. Texas freezes in the winter sometimes doesn't it? If so you are either going to have to build an insulated box and keep it warm all winter, or pull the footvalve out of the pond and let the line drain every fall because you won't want the water to freeze in a pump or a tank. Then every spring you are priming 1000 feet of pipe, or maybe 2000 feet if you need a two pipe deep well design. With the pump in the pond pushing the water you need only one pipe and you don't need to prime it.