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Electrical Wiring in the Home/installing new switch and gfci for well pump


I'm installing a new well pump with a new switch and gfci which it did not have before. Am I to connect the hot/black wire to the switch, connect the white/neutral wire to the other white/neutral wire going to the pump then take the neutral/white and the hot/black to the gfci, also wiring the grounds together with a wire nut?

I am not sure why you are installing a GFCI on a well pump.  GFCIs are required only on outlets.  Also not sure what the switch is for.  The pump should be automatic.  Most pumps are 220 volts, and can not have an outlet, plus there is usually no neutral--just two hot wires.  Even if it is 110 volts, it should be on its own circuit.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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