Thermsl overload on pump

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Ford2001, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Ford2001

    Ford2001 New Member

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    Can someone please tell me why would pump, wiring would have a, push
    button, thermal overload device, wired into one leg on a 240 volt. circuit,
    that feed power to the submersible pump, by way of pressure switch.
    Today is the 1st. time I seen such a device.

    NOTE: 20 amp. double pole circuit breaker. Two wire pump.

    Thanks.
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Can you post a picture of this please.
  3. Waterwelldude

    Waterwelldude Well driller,pump repair. and septic installer

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    I have seen a few like that, but most are old pumps, or added by someone as an after thought.
    The biggest part of the two wire pumps have two, but I have seen them just one heater.

    Generally on a two wire pump, if the heater pops, its time for a new pump.
    For that reason, most pump manufacturers don't really offer that any more.
    They can still be bought, but are kinda pointless.


    Travis
  4. Ford2001

    Ford2001 New Member

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    Thermal overload on pump

    A big thank you, to, "Waterwelldude", for your reply post, answering my
    question about, "Thermal overload on pump."
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2009
  5. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Hey buddy, ya got any snow over that way yet?
  6. Ford2001

    Ford2001 New Member

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    Snow

    Peter Griffen

    We had a heavy wet snow shower yesterday. But it gone now.

    There are reports that Killington, is making snow.

    Weather here, is running 10 degree's below normal.
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