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Old 04-27-2007, 05:03 AM   #1
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Well Pump And Generator Question

I live out in the sticks, and we lose power more than I'd like. Right now my well pump is hardwired.
Would it be safe to cut the wire and install a male and female plug. And when I do lose power, I can unplug it and connect to the generator using the proper sized extension cord? I believe the pump is 3/4 horsepower (but would check for sure beforehand). Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: Well Pump And Generator Question

Sure, seems ok to me.

I would suggest using a twist-lock receptacle.


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Old 05-14-2007, 09:29 AM   #3
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Re: Well Pump And Generator Question

I have a patch panel set up for running my pump,hot water tank,ect.on genpower.The correct method is to use a transfer switch to a generator panel.I use twistlok connectors for peace of mind.

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