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Old 07-02-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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hi my name is Mike and i'm new to this forum. I want to tell you all I am not a licensed electrician however i finshed my electrical trades course and am searching for a job with one. I joined this site to learn even more about the trade. Most all the lights in my house flicker when our well pump turns on. Could this be a loose ground? We have a 150 amp service. thanks alot

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youse guys have wells in jursey - call an electrician
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Good luck in the job hunt. But I agree, call a pro for the lights issue, the life you save maybe your own.
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No Mike, it is not a loose ground. The earth ground has almost ZERO role in the function of the electrical system. The pump is drawing a large inrush current, and that causes a slight voltage drop across the service conductors to your house.
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