Hooking Up Three Phase Genie To 220V Well

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Has any of you folks wired a generator to a submersible well pump? I just ordered a Honda 8900watt gen to run my pump and house should I lose electricity. It’s tri furl, gasoline LPG and nat’l gas. I did buy a 60 Amp circuit box, breakers so far. I’m trying to figure out what else I need to buy. Wiring 10 ga and probably a transfer switch? I’m thinking a manual switch. Any opinions are appreciated.
 

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My well pump is plugged into an outlet in the well house. If I lose power, I simply wheel my generator over to the well house and run an extension cord to the pump. Voila. I only run the generator long enough to get water when I need it, though.
 

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Has any of you folks wired a generator to a submersible well pump? I just ordered a Honda 8900watt gen to run my pump and house should I lose electricity. It’s tri fuel, gasoline LPG and nat’l gas. I did buy a 60 Amp circuit box, breakers so far. I’m trying to figure out what else I need to buy. Wiring 10 ga and probably a transfer switch? I’m thinking a manual switch. Any opinions are appreciated.
You new generator should have two receptacles. One for 220 and the other for 110. If not it should have a switch to change voltages.
 

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You sure the generator is three phase? It would be unusual to find one that size for residential use. But, you could power the pump just fine with a three phase generator.
Depending on the output voltage of the generator is truly a 3 phase.
I suspect he is asking what is called a Single phase generator that is actually dual phase in reality.
 

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I've got an old 3phase 1960's general international 14 inch table saw that my cousin keeps telling me to do this with in my shop. I just don't go through that much wood.
 

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