ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by HotLine1. 06/13/18 01:50 PM
GE Lighting Recalls LED Tube Lamps
by Admin. 06/12/18 09:32 PM
Ketra Recalls Recessed Downlights
by Admin. 06/12/18 09:17 PM
diazed fuses
by Texas_Ranger. 06/11/18 07:31 AM
soda can fuse from UK, facebook
by wa2ise. 06/06/18 11:02 PM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 31 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Unlicensed well installations #209906
05/12/13 08:08 PM
05/12/13 08:08 PM
S
schenimann  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 193
Western North Carolina


HB 761-Exempt Well Contractors
from Electrical Contracting Licensing Requirements
The purpose of this notice is to inform you of House Bill 761 – Exempt Well Contractors from Electrical Contracting License Requirements. This House bill passed the House and is now in the Senate. It is likely action will take place in the next few weeks.

The bill was not reviewed with electrical contractors, electrical associations or the Electrical Board before it was filed.

There are approximately 1,000 well-drillers, only 38 of whom have obtained the Special Restricted Groundwater Pump Electrical Contracting License (SP-WP) which has been available since 1976. This bill would allow over 900 well-drillers to install the associated electrical wiring without any test or proof of their knowledge and experience. Bill language has no limits so it will exempt well installations for residential, commercial, industrial regardless of voltage, or configuration.

In 1976, the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors provided assistance to the well contractor industry by creating the Special Restricted Groundwater Pump Electrical Contracting License Classification (SP-WP) so that the well contractor could conveniently install a turnkey installation for its customer. The examination for this Special Restricted License consists of (40) forty questions and is “Open Book” on the “National Electrical Code”. We have no information that this special license classification does not continue to serve the Well Contractor business.

Under current law, the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical wiring associated with well water pumps is covered by the electrical contracting license requirements to protect the employees of the well contractors, other persons on the site and the property owners and children from the dangers of faulty electrical work. Water and electricity does not mix!

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Unlicensed well installations [Re: schenimann] #209907
05/12/13 09:57 PM
05/12/13 09:57 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,972
Brick, NJ USA
Hopefully, for the safety of all, permits and inspections are required.


John
Re: Unlicensed well installations [Re: schenimann] #209912
05/13/13 10:08 PM
05/13/13 10:08 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,227
Estero,Fl,usa
How much can a well guy do on his own under this rule?
I could see it if he was simply connecting his pump to an EC installed branch circuit. he pump guy probably has more experience in making up the pump cable, switch and the stuff down in the hole anyway.

I just did one today and the electrical part is pretty rudimentary.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Unlicensed well installations [Re: schenimann] #209966
05/19/13 12:12 PM
05/19/13 12:12 PM
H
harold endean  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
Around here (North Jersey) we usually allow the well driller to make any/all connections from the pressure switch all the way out to the bottom of the well. Anything before the pressure switch (Or a disconnect for well) is up to the EC on the job.

Re: Unlicensed well installations [Re: schenimann] #209971
05/19/13 04:36 PM
05/19/13 04:36 PM
S
sparkyinak  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,334
Alaska
Well installations are exempt up here as well. What makes them rhey are special? Given the conditions, it's way more than just plug and play


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa
Re: Unlicensed well installations [Re: schenimann] #209976
05/20/13 09:15 AM
05/20/13 09:15 AM
H
harold endean  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
Here in NJ the well people are license by the state. They do take a test (I believe)They are also allowed to work on any kind of pump being a water well, or a waste water ejector pump.

(You just hope they wash their hands between jobs!) smile


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Tom
Tom
Shinnston, WV USA
Posts: 1,044
Joined: January 2001
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
twh 5
Popular Topics(Views)
247,581 Are you busy
184,910 Re: Forum
174,136 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.024s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9783 MB (Peak: 1.1259 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-06-19 04:46:35 UTC