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

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Red Lion Water Pumps and AccessoriesModel: RL12G05-3W2V
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Outlet Size
1-1/4"
Style
Deep Well
GPM
12
Gallons
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


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Motor
Voltage
240-Volt
Wire
3-Wire
Engine
Continuous Operation
Yes
HP
0.5 hp
Pump
Gallons Per Minute
12 Gallons
Outlet Diameter
1-1/4"
Housing Material
Stainless Steel
Impeller Material
Plastic
Total Head Lift
200 Feet
Maximum PSI
80
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
25 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
010121141810
Model
RL12G05-3W2V
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  7 Questions
Q: In have 4 inch ID pvc well casing ..your product description says it will fit. What is the width of the pump?
by Vince from Indiana on June 16, 2016

A: The width of these pumps average 3.90" and WILL fit inside a 4" well casing.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.
by Jim, Product Expert
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
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
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Bob J.
Marysville, WA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/14/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
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's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order. The pump arrived promptly and in excellent condition."
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Barry M.
Mechanicsburg, PA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/8/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Pump Replacement
Installed the new Red Lion pump 2 weeks ago. It has been running great. The original pump had been working since January 1972. It was still working when it was replaced. I decided it could not go much longer and I would change it out at my convenience. After looking at it, it was way over due. I don't expect to get that many years out of the new one.
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Arthur G.
Gridley, KS
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/15/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Company
I am a very frugal person and spent some time looking for the best price on this pump. My local stores were twice the price and some companies on-line were priced slightly cheaper but with shipping were more expensive. I ordered the pump and received it in a very timely fashion and shipping was FREE. I would be more than happy to do business with company again and HIGHLY recommend it!
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Darnell F.
Benton, LA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Water
A new system put in.....All went well and the three wire pump was easy to connect.
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Ernestine C.
Charles City, VA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/14/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Handles The Job
I have a 1900 sq.ft home. I had to replace the well pump with the Red Lion, three wire, well. pump. So far it works well.
Easy work for a woman.I needed a strong man (my son) to pull up the old pump but allowing the new pump to descend was pretty easy. Installers wanted over $1,000 to do the work.
Ernestine Recommends This Red Lion Product
Ernestine's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I bought the wrong pump first and had to return it. and Power Equipment Direct didn't hesitate to fill the order. Everything they did was done speedily. It was as if they knew how horrible it is to be without water. Thanks!"
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Rosa M.
Midland, TX
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/17/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Red Lion Deep Well Submersible Pump
We are impressed by the power and well built. Red Lion water pump. Great product! I will always purchase this brand.
Rosa Recommends This Red Lion Product
Rosa's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thanks my water pump arrived very quick."
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Gregory H.
Knob Noster, MO
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
The pump was easy to install and wire in. Love it was cheap too
Gregory Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Steve N.
Santa Paula, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/12/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump, Great Price
Pump is exactly what I ordered, delivered promptly. This one was purchased as a backup to the same model pump we installed a couple of weeks earlier. The installed pump is operating smoothly, with output over 2X what our old pump produced. Only "complaint" is that the controller does not have a limit feature.
Steve Recommends This Red Lion Product
Steve's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Exactly what I ordered, delivered promptly."
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Bruce A.
St Augustine, FL
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/16/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Filled The Bill
I bought this pump to replace a 1 hp pump in a well in the Bahamas. Down 45 feet to pump saltwater to my desalination unit to make drinking water. I make 2100 gallons per day. Price was right although made in China. Last pump not a red lion laster 9 years. Hope this one lasts at least as long. Great service out of Pumps Direct although Fedex was high. Would buy from them again if needed.
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Henry L.
Watkinsville, GA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/21/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Easy install. I put this in my bored well and it was very simple works really good. it runs cheaper than the 23 year old Wayne that was worn out and becoming noisy. A friend and I put it in, in about 3 hours. Great value.
Henry Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Ronnie L.
Milano, TX
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Red Lion Pump
Was easy to install after i pulled the old pump which pumped for over 15 years (not Red Lion) . It's been pumping off and on close to two weeks . It's doing great, so far!
Ronnie Recommends This Red Lion Product
Ronnie's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Super fast shipping - Great Price - Great Pump - Easy to follow instructions"
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