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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 Franklin Electric Motor
VHC Motor is a division of Franklin Electric
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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  5 Questions
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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Overall Rating
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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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I'd Buy It Again (10)
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This pump is a little different than the "good" recommendation because it is 3-wire.

3-wire pump installations are not as easy as a 2-wire pump installation for the do-it-yourselfer but will give you a little more peace of mind with a separate control box. A control box allows you to repair the starting mechanism, should something go wrong, without pulling the pump out of the well.

This pump has the same pumping capacity as the other Red Lion Well pumps.

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Colleen M.
Anza, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/12/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump Great Company
Thank you Water Pumps Direct for your fast service, tech support and good pump for the money! I inherited a house where the pump had gone out after 20 years. I was happy to find your company and ordered a 1/2 hp 3 wire Red Lion pump with control box. The free shipping helped my budget and we are now back in business!
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Fast
Colleen Recommends This Red Lion Product
Colleen Would Recommend Water Pumps Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good prices, good products and great service! Thank you again for the help and quick delivery of the pump! We are looking forward to planting a big garden this spring!"
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Richard H.
Alameda, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/28/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Very Well.
Installed and tested and got at least the 12 g/min. Straight forward instructions which made installation a snap.

Just a question regarding the control unit: Does it shut off the pump when low amperage draw is detected and recycle automatically? Advise?
Richard Recommends This Red Lion Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Richard,
If the question is referring to the control box that comes with a three wire pump the answer is no.

For pump protection, we recommend using the QD PUMPTEC, however we do not currently offer it. Please contact Red Lion tech support at 888-956-0000 for further assistance if you are interested in obtaining this product.
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Monika W.
Grants Pass, OR
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/17/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved By Water Pumps Direct
So much cheaper than in the stores around us. Free shipping and fast. I am very happy.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Monika Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Byron C.
Winter Haven, FL
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/22/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super!
Not only did they ship free, but was overnited. Super.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Byron Recommends This Red Lion Product
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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

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"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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Norman G.
Camas, WA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/26/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good
Take you good review and run. Unit work as expected.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Norman Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Donald W.
Deep River, CT
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/14/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Pump
Our previous pump quit and we needed help and Water Pumps Direct came to the rescue. The delivery was quick and the new pump was installed immediately - hooray.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Fast
Donald Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Lawrence S.
Quartzsite, AZ
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/3/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Pump
When my well went down, Red lion was the best set-up on the market.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Light Weight
Lawrence Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Jesse M.
Sweetwater, TX
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/4/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Red Lion Deep Well Pump
I have used a Red Jacket pump for the last 8 years with no trouble. After researching it looks like this Red Lion is the same as the Red Jacket and made by same company, Edison Electric. All parts came with pump, control box, waterproof connectors, etc. Pump was out of stock and backordered but arrived on time. Very satisfied with prices and company.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable
Jesse Recommends This Red Lion Product
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