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Red Lion 1/2 HP Deep Well Submersible Pump (3-Wire 230V) w/ Control Box

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Outlet Size
1-1/4"
Style
Deep Well
GPM
12
Gallons
Motor
Electric
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4" Submersible Deep Well Pump

Ideal for use with 4" I.D. or larger wells

Powered By Industry Standard 3-Wire 230V Motor
Proven superior quality & performance ensuring quiet operation

Hex Rubber Bearing w/ Extra-Large Surface
Provides shaft stability and multiple flow channels
Keeps small particles such as sand away from bearing surfaces

Built-In Check Valve
Prevents back-flow and ensures system pressure

Built-In Suction Screen
Helps to prevent debris from clogging impellers

1-1/4" NPT Thermoplastic discharge head
Provides full-flow performance without the risk of corrosion

Includes Red Lion Control Box
Eliminates confusion for control box selection


Model
Model Number:RL12G05-3W2V
UPC:010121141810
Manufacturer:Red Lion
Made in USA:No
Motor
Continuous Operation:Yes
Voltage:240-Volt
Wire:3-Wire
HP/CC:.5 HP
Pump
Gallons Per Minute:12 GPM
Outlet Diameter:1-1/4"
Housing Material:Stainless Steel
Impeller Material:Plastic
Total Head Lift:200 Feet
Maximum PSI:80
Overview
Weight:25 Lbs. (11.34 kilograms)
Dimensions:L x W x H
(0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm)
Consumer Warranty:3 Years
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Q: I plan to replace a 30 yer old pump that is at 200 ft. and lower the new pump to 250 ft in a 400 ft deep well. Will I need to a check valve mid way up as well as at the well head?
by Ken G from California on July 27, 2015

A: Most submersible deep well pumps include a built-in check valve at the discharge port of the pump and It is recommended that additional spring loaded in-line check valves be installed in the drop pipe @ 200ft intervals only.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: what guage wire should be run to this pump if set at two hundred feet
by Billy from West Virginia on June 22, 2014

A: Thank you for your interest in Water Pumps Direct. Information on the wiring gauge based on the distance for all Red Lion pumps can be found on page 3 of the OWNER'S MANUAL.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: I am converting from a jet pump to a submersible pump. I am installing a new pressure tank and am ordering a RL 12G05-3W2V pump from you.

What else will I need for my conversion? Wire, etc?
The pump specs say the outlet is 1 1/4". Is the water line that connects to the fitting 1"?

by Paul F from Kansas on May 02, 2014

A: Thank you for your interest in Water Pumps Direct. You will need wire and a torque arrestor (you will need to purchase locally) and depending on the depth of the pump installation, you might need a check valve. A splice kit is included with the pump for a water tight splice to your wiring off the pump. You can also check the pump OWNERS MANUAL for additional installation information. The connection on the pump discharge is 1-1/4" however you can add a 1-1/4" to 1" reducer if you prefer as long as your pressure tank is relatively close to the well head.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: what parts are involved with submersible pumps that can fail and breakdown or if it doesn't work you just have to replace the entire pump?
by Sal from New York on January 22, 2014

A: When it comes to 2-wire deep well submersible pumps, the pump starting controls are located inside the pump. Any of these components can fail and cause the pump to become inoperable. By installing a 3-wire pump, those components would be located inside a CONTROL BOX, making repairs much easier when failure of these components are the cause of your pump not operating. Of course if the pump has failed due to burnt motor windings or some other cause, would would still need to pull and replace the pump, but you would have a better understanding of the pump status when the pump starting components are above ground as opposed to 50-500 feet or more, below ground.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Can a pump saver and a float switch be used with thiscontrol box that comes with the pump. Thanks
by Kevin from Idaho on April 14, 2013

A: Thank you for visiting Water Pumps Direct. I am not aware that this would be an option. You might try calling Red Lion tech support at 888-956-0000 to verify however.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: what is the purpose of the control box and can it be eliminated?
by Armand from Ohio on July 09, 2012

A: Three wire submersible motors require a control box. Control boxes contain a starting relay, starting capacitors and in some cases overload protectors. Two wire submersible motors have these components built into them and do not require a control box.

One benefit of using a three wire motor with a control box is that some of the components that are subject to failure are located above ground where you can get to them without pulling the pump.

Control boxes should never be mounted in direct sunlight or in locations that are extremely hot, this causes the capacitor life to be shortened and can cause nuisance overload trips. Do not mount the control box in a humid location such as a damp well pit since voltage breakdown and corrosion will accelerate component failure in this condition.

Control boxes are designed for vertical, upright mounting only. Any other position will affect the operation of voltage sensing relays in larger sizes and may result in water leakage.
by Jim, Product Expert
Red Lion RL12G05-3W2V Reviews & Ratings
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Bob J.
Marysville, WA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/14/14
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REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Straight Forward Installation
The pump arrived promptly and in excellent condition. The installation went smoothly. I chose to purchase copper hose fittings rather than galvanized. I also needed to rent a heat gun to properly seal the electrical connections.

Although the pump began working right away, I still needed to "prime the pump" by turning off all the water spickets and allowing the water to replace the air in the water line. I am looking forward to many years of service from this pump plus it has a... more
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Bob Recommends This Red Lion Product
Bob's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
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5/5

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5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order. The pump arrived promptly and in excellent condition."
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Km
Socorro, NM
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/30/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works As Intended
I purchased this pump to replace another of the same hp after reviewing as much as I could online. I had a professional install the pump as I didn't want to take any chances. Installed with a torque arrestor. Pump depth 60ft. I observed the installation process and figure that I could have easily done the same thing myself, now that I am familiar with the process. Turned the power on and out came the water. Only issue is that there is no power switch in the control box. Such a thing would be... more
Km Recommends This Red Lion Product
Km's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Best price for this type of pump is from Water Pumps Direct - I know because I spent hours checking. Water Pumps Direct completes the purchase in a timely manner and shipped the pump out fast. I would recommend vendor to a friend."
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Kathy B.
Redding, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/13/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Just put well into production on 10/13/14. Started right up and is very quiet. Lots of safety measures were installed to protect pump motor. So far I am very happy.

Quick shipping was a plus also.
Kathy Recommends This Red Lion Product
Kathy's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very informative and helpful when I called to ask about what size pump I needed. My well guy is pleased."
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David K.
Fenton, MI
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/7/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Fast Delivery!
It works, and the normal delivery was fast! Two days from putting in the order and it was at the door!
David Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Mark O.
Venango, PA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/7/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Time User Of This Product
Shipping was quick. Instructions were easy to understand. The control unit to run the pump adds a little more complexity to the install but should not be a challenge to anyone with the rest of the skills required when installing a well pump.

Also with the control unit you will require 3 wire w/ground to install that runs a bit more. Overall I'm pleased and would use this unit again.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again
Mark Recommends This Red Lion Product
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David A.
Mustang, OK
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/5/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Installation
Had problems with my old well ( steel casing rusting out ). Drilled a new 120' well and installed the new Red Lion pump with control. Nice installation started up and ran with no problems. This is a good price and quality pump with control. Shipping was very fast to my door and it was free. Thanks to all.
David Recommends This Red Lion Product
David's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Water Pumps Direct shipping was vest fast and free to my door. Thanks to all."
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Mark H.
Norristown, PA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/22/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Red Lion 1/2 Hp Deep Well Submersible Pump
Great pump, dropped right in and is working as intended. Easy ordering, quick delivery and included everything needed to hook it up. Thank you.
Mark Recommends This Red Lion Product
Mark's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have no complaints."
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Don W.
Pueblo, CO
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/14/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
The shipping was great. Ordered on a Thurs. at noon MST and it was on my porch ready for installation Monday morning. Pump work as it should and delivers plenty of water for the house and irrigation system.
Don Recommends This Red Lion Product
Don's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
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4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have worked with water pumps for 42 years and if it works and last a good long time then ask me what a good pump it is."
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Dan S.
Las Vegas, NV
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/22/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Red Lion Water Pump
The water pump is working as described, and so far is running perfectly.

Thanks for your prompt and professional service. I look forward to using your company again in the future.
Dan Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Jesse B.
Potrero, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/1/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Pump
Happy about service and product good price and quality free shipping was slow took more than two weeks to receive pump.
Jesse Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Allen M.
Rogers, AR
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/9/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Red Lion 1/2 Hp Pump
I called in my order and two days later, Fed Ex delivered the pump. It works great. It looks identical to the 30 year old pump it replaced. The wiring was the same as the old pump except that it had an additional green ground wire, so we just had to add one wire to the old wires.
Allen Recommends This Red Lion Product
Allen's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
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4/5

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5/5

Shipping
5/5
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