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

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Model: RL12G05-2W2V
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Inlet Size
N/A
Style
Deep Well
GPM
12
Gallons
4" Submersible Deep Well Pump (2-Wire 230V)

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

Powered By Industry Standard 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 backflow 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


Motor
Voltage
240 Volt
Wire
2-Wire
Engine
Continuous Operation
Yes
Horsepower
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
Submersible
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
21 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
010121141780
Model
RL12G05-2W2V
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  6 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: can I used this pump with 220 volt power instead of 230 volt? Is the 3rd wire a ground wire?
by Moises from California on September 28, 2014

A: Yes, the Red Lion RL12G05-2W2V can be wired to 220 or 230 volts. The 2-wire pumps do include a ground wire so it is technically a 3 wire pump. "3-wire" deep well pumps are technically a 4 wire pump, including the ground.
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: 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: Does this pump have a grounding wire beside the two hot wires?
by Dan S from New York on August 17, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Water Pumps Direct. The Red Lion model RL12G07-2W2V, like any other 2-Wire deep well pump, would have two line voltage wires and one ground wire so you would have three wires total.
by Jim, Product Expert
Red Lion RL12G05-2W2V Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Price (11)
I'd Buy It Again (8)
High Quality (7)
Easy To Use (5)
Quiet (4)
Cons
None (1)
None so far (1)
non (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Edgar H.
Burnet, TX
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/28/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Only time will tell if this was a great buy, but it came quickly and after a month is still pumping great.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Fast
Edgar Recommends This Red Lion Product
Edgar's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great Customer Service!!!!"
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Terry S.
Conesus, NY
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/4/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Easy To Install. Works Great
Old pump was 30 years old. Getting new pump was easy and installing was flawless.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Easy To Use
Terry Recommends This Red Lion Product
Terry's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to install and ordering was easy."
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Jody
Newark, DE
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/2/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smooth & Reliable
This pump is smooth as gold!!
Pros: Price, High Quality, Quiet, Good directions
Jody Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Willard K.
West Paris, ME
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/29/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Pump
It was my first time changing a deep well pump. It was 204 ft. deep and almost went back down into place by it self. I had to keep my hand on the pipe so it would not go too fast. The connections supplied worked very good. It has been working for over two weeks now.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Easy To Use, Features
Cons: non
Willard Recommends This Red Lion Product
Willard's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Website was very informative and easy to use."
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Ronald J.
Litchfield, CT
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/21/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump!!
It was perfect for what I needed.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Light Weight
Ronald Recommends This Red Lion Product
Ronald's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good, shipped quickly and was just what I needed"
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Paul H.
Fayetteville, OH
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/4/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Piece Of Equipment Great Value
Pump comes complete with waterproof connectors. Only additional pieces I had to buy were a 1 1/4" to 1" reduction bushing with NPT threading and some wire ties. Since I was replacing a pump of the same size installation in my rain water collector cistern was easy after emptying the cistern of 3200 gal of water.

Only hiccup came after I installed the pump and turned it on the first time. NO WATER SERVICE to house or outside faucets. Removed pump from line and ran it unconnected to... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Free Shipping
Cons: None so far
Paul Recommends This Red Lion Product
Paul's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping from Water Pumps Direct @ no cost. Gotta love that. No problems using website or finding information I was looking for on the site."
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James L.
Arlington, WA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/19/15
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2017
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 (2-wire 230v)
It's the "cats meow" for my use, simple installation, has been reliable for the year as of now, pumps up a 100' with good flow and pressure.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable
James Recommends This Red Lion Product
James's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Bought some items from Water Pumps Direct and I like everything so much I bought another 1/2 HP Deep Well Pump."
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Thomas B.
Monroe, GA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 2/1/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Fit
Arrived quick and nice surprise finding the splice kit in the box.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Thomas Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Peter B.
Offstown, NH
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/9/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pump Works Great
The pump arrived about two weeks ago and arrived in only 3 days. The installation was uneventful. Everything we needed was in the box. So far the pump delivers everything we need. We have a lawn irrigation system with 4 heads on each zone, and this pump is more than adequate at keeping up. Of course, here in New Hampshire there is a lot of iron sediment in the water, so the real test will be how long it will hold up under some pretty adverse conditions.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Peter Recommends This Red Lion Product
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Eric C.
Lisbon, OH
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/20/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
1/2 Hp 2 Wire Submersible
Ordered pump online , prompt delivery and easy install.... would recommend site to anyone
When pump was working it worked great..great pressure.. expected it to last more than 6 months

pump installed in June and stopped working this morning.. just over 6 months later
Eric Does Not Recommend This Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Eric,
Im sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing with your pump. In order to get a warranty replacement, please call Little Giant tech support at 888-956-0000 to have them troubleshoot the pump for you. If they verify that the pumps is indeed defective, call or email us and supply the name of the tech you spoke to and the diagnosis (other than just defective). We will then be happy to assist you further.
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James L.
Arlington, WA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/19/15
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1/2 Hp 2-w 230v Deep Well Pump
Been running good for a year with a 80 ft lift lots of volume, it's nice to have good pressure at the top of the house. I like it so well I bought another for a spare. Hooking it up and installing was a nonevent it was so easy. Lots of "How to" from the "site."
James Recommends This Red Lion Product
James's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great responds, very fast order/delivery."
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