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    DIY Junior Member Andy88's Avatar
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    What type and size cable should I use on my submersiable pump to sercure it. Goulds 11/2 hp at 350 ft. And were would I fine it. Thanks

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    Number 10, there are several on line suppliers that will sell you the length you need.

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    I think the OP is talking about a safety line, not the electrical wire,

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    I missed the secure it part.

    Andy, if you have so little faith in the pipe that you are planning to use that you feel you need to use a rope or cable, you should spring for better pipe. The difference in price between junk pipe such as 100psi poly and heavier 200psi poly is minimal.

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    I'm using good 200psi poly 11/4" but I think a safety line would not hurt

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    You don't need a safety line.

    All you need to do is warm the pipe up properly and use insert adapters with nice sharp edges along with double clamps.

    I can tell you from experience that a "safety rope" will break before 200 psi poly pipe will pull in two or before adapters will pull out of the pipe.

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