Can an "open" ground.......

dave_mnNovember 9, 2013

cause a fuse to blow on a water well circuit?

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bus_driver

Who says the ground is open? How did they determine that?

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 9:38AM
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glennsparky

"cause a fuse to blow on a water well circuit?"

No.

But, it's a very bad thing and needs to be repaired.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 11:34AM
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dave_mn

the ground wire just under the well cap was stuck (barely)under the wire nut but came right out when I pulled on it. It has been repaired.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 1:54PM
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bus_driver

That ground wire, if correctly installed initially, is not the one grounding the pump-- which I assume to be a submersible. But the ground wire for the pump, in and of itself, whether intact or broken, would not cause a fuse to blow.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 2:01PM
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randy427

If it touches a bare hot lead or contact, it'll blow.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 5:03PM
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