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Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Andy88, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Andy88

    Andy88 New Member

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    What type and size cable should I use on my submersiable pump to sercure it. Goulds 11/2 hp at 350 ft. And were would I fine it. Thanks
     
  2. craigpump

    craigpump Well-Known Member

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    Number 10, there are several on line suppliers that will sell you the length you need.
     
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  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    I think the OP is talking about a safety line, not the electrical wire,
     
  5. craigpump

    craigpump Well-Known Member

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    I missed the secure it part.

    Andy, if you have so little faith in the pipe that you are planning to use that you feel you need to use a rope or cable, you should spring for better pipe. The difference in price between junk pipe such as 100psi poly and heavier 200psi poly is minimal.
     
  6. Andy88

    Andy88 New Member

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    I'm using good 200psi poly 11/4" but I think a safety line would not hurt
     
  7. craigpump

    craigpump Well-Known Member

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    You don't need a safety line.

    All you need to do is warm the pipe up properly and use insert adapters with nice sharp edges along with double clamps.

    I can tell you from experience that a "safety rope" will break before 200 psi poly pipe will pull in two or before adapters will pull out of the pipe.
     

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