I had an internet customer who read the Franklin Book from cover to cover. (according to him) He tells me that I sent him the wrong wire. He bought a 1.5hp 20 gallon per minute two wire submersible and so many feet of 12-2/with ground. He called today giving my assistant a ration of crap about us sending the wrong wire. He said he needs 12-3/with ground. He has to have a neutral. He said in case the neutral opens one could get electrocuted. Now, I haven't read Franklin from cover to cover and haven't read the National Electrical code (nor do I want to) but this guy says I'm crazy. Every appliance that uses 230 volts to include stoves, submersible pumps and air conditioners need a neutral and a ground. And a case ground. These are 230 volt appliances. I tried to tell him that the green wire was supposed to be tied to the casing and no neutral was necessary for a 230 volt appliance, but he argued away.

Is it just me, or is this guy on some kind of narcotic?

bob...