/ Replace or extend slab around water well? #11
- Jun 30, 2010
- Myrtle Creek, Oregon
- Kubota l3130
I mounted a sub-panel in the pump house and use it to power 120v. stuff like lights, UV bug killer, and a 600w heat lamp. The sub-panel lets me balance the load on the legs. The 200' wire to the house has plenty of ampacity to run the pump and other stuff.When I built mine 15 years ago I used 1/2" anchor studs in the slab so I could remove the nuts & washers and lift the "house" up & off with my FEL on my tractor.
DON'T use one leg of your 240v off your pump for running any 120v items like a heat light etc. I ran a separate 120v wire from my shed underground for my 100w flood bulb and have a wall switch in the shed to turn it on (pumphouse has very rudimentary door screwed closed). I built my little pumphouse using R13 batt insulation so I don't even need the light until it gets into the low teens for an extended period. My well driller said the state encourages a slab around a wellhead to help seal from contamination.