Running AC to Pond, Direct Burial

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Old 06-18-15, 03:18 PM
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Running AC to Pond, Direct Burial

I was hoping for input on running ac to my pond to run a pump and other devices.
My one pump is 240v 9 amp also my aeration pump is 120 at 3.9 amps and I would
like to be able to run a few lights and ceiling fans that are 120v.

Most estimates for the work were 3k and up which is very expensive.

I have an used 240v 3 wire 30 amp in the garage but I'm unsure if I could tie into that.

Total feet from the unused outlet is 382 feet to the pond.

I can run to the breaker panel but that will add extra 18 feet.

Would prefer to run aluminum as lowes has it on sale 500ft 2-2-4 for $390
One person at lowes stated 6-3 copper would be fine but the length calculators
say otherwise.

On the load vs length it shows 2-2-4 being ok, but again I'm unsure
of how to wire this into the breaker panel or tie it into the unused 240v outlet.

Any help on the feasibility of this project would be helpful. At this time I'm
using the tractor for irrigation but tired of putting hours on it just for watering.

If any pictures are need please let me know.


Thank you
 
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Old 06-18-15, 04:28 PM
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One person at lowes stated 6-3 copper would be fine
Deer in the headlights. Do your research as you have done. You wouldn't connect the 2-2-2-4 to a receptacle, but terminate it in a small panel with a couple of breakers (one double for your 240 volt load and one or more for your 120 volt loads).
 
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Old 06-18-15, 05:32 PM
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I have an used 240v 3 wire 30 amp in the garage but I'm unsure if I could tie into that.
Grandfathered if no other metallic pathways but no longer code. 4-wire now required.
I have an used 240v 3 wire 30 amp in the garage but I'm unsure if I could tie into that.
Does it have a ground wire? If just two hots and a neutral it would probably be best not to. In general circuits that do not meet current code can not be extended. Final decision would be AHJ (inspector).
 
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Old 06-18-15, 07:28 PM
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I would like to be able to run a few lights and ceiling fans that are 120v.
Your going to run some ceiling fans by a pond???
 
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Old 06-18-15, 08:53 PM
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Pergola, Gazebo? .
 
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