[RE-wrenches] Need two wire submersible cable and water pump miscellany

Glenn Burt Glenn.burt at glbcc.com
Sat Nov 19 13:06:29 PST 2022

We recently installed a SunRotor pump and controller in a livestock and ag watering application. Pretty easy install and seems to be working well.The factory openings and glands didn't mate up well with the conduit and wire runs I used, but the aluminum cast case was moderately easy to modify.-GlennSent from my 'smart'phone, so please excuse typos and spelling errors.------ Original message------From: William Miller via RE-wrenchesDate: Sat, Nov 19, 2022 2:55 PMTo: RE-wrenches;Cc: William Miller;Subject:[RE-wrenches] Need two wire submersible cable and water pump miscellanyFriends: Thanks to all of you that offered suggestions.  I found what I needed for this project:  Nassau National Cable offered a two wire, 14 AWG CU tray cable.  Attached is the data sheet if anyone is interested.   The vendor can be found at:  www.nassaunationalcable.com.  They were very responsive. The cable mated quite nicely with the small gauge leads on the low water sensor and even with a very tough jacket
 was small enough to fit alongside the pump power cables in the conduit at the well-head. By the way, this installation used a Picocell 2000 pump controller which converts DC to single or three phase at 120 or 230 VAC.  It is good up to 1 HP or a bit more.  It is a nice product.  I recommend an outboard DC switch and an adjacent J-box to hold service loops since the wiring compartment is quite small.  The controller is set up with gland fittings to facilitate jacketed cables but we switched those out for NMLT.  I have always preferred to protect wiring.  As another aside, our local well technicians could not source a low water sensor for us. Thunderbird solar has them.  Locally, the well technicians like using the Franklin pump-saver to protect a pump from dry running.  I don’t prefer the pump-saver because they are fickle, expensive and require some duration of dry run before they shut down.  We prefer a down-hole sensor.  With the lowering of water tables here in the arid west, it
 is important to be able to protect well pumps from dry running and to provide for intermittent pumping to allow maximum production on slow-recharge wells.  All of our wells will have low water sensors from now on. William Miller Miller Solar17395 Oak Road, Atascadero, CA 93422805-438-5600www.millersolar.comCA Lic. 773985  
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