lights flicker when well pump turns on - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Electrical Trade Topics > Residential Electrical Forum


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-02-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: new jersey
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default lights flicker when well pump turns on

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
mike242424 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
I own stock in FotoMat!
 
480sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cornpatch USA
Posts: 39,050
Rewards Points: 6,520
Default

Call an electrician in your area.
__________________
I'm 480Sparky, and I approved this message.
480sparky is offline  
Old 07-02-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
Licensed Journeyman
 
nolabama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: third world/New Orleans to Mobile
Posts: 5,831
Rewards Points: 2,014
Default

youse guys have wells in jursey - call an electrician
nolabama is offline  
Old 07-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #4
Deplorable-Electrician
 
MechanicalDVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dock of the Bay
Posts: 12,048
Rewards Points: 10,474
Default

Good luck in the job hunt. But I agree, call a pro for the lights issue, the life you save maybe your own.
MechanicalDVR is online now  
Old 07-02-2009, 05:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Destination: Unknown
Posts: 6,522
Rewards Points: 3,306
Default

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.
InPhase277 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ElectricianTalk.com Turns One Nathan General Electrical Discussion 23 07-23-2015 07:10 AM
Lights flicker,wattage drop...any ideas,help renimus General Electrical Discussion 4 03-05-2009 05:07 PM
Pump Pliers? Gents Tools, Equipment and New Products 10 11-10-2008 08:32 PM
Recommendation: AC lights off of Inverter, or DC rechargeable lights mhl General Electrical Discussion 4 09-30-2008 06:27 AM
I Need HELP finding a well pump???? please mikewardjr General Electrical Discussion 10 10-05-2007 06:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.


vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com
 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1