Generator powered water pump.
The pump is a 3/4hp Gould installed in 2000 but with seasonal use(about 18 months total use ).The sticker says 8 amps running draw. No info on starting draw. Does that depend on well depth? The pump is wired to the house through a pressure switch. The utility line and my generator through the transfer switch is ahead of the pressure switch(new).
No other loads are operating when I try to use the water pump. All 110 circuits work fine with the generator and the transfer switch(eg. lights,refrigerator,small appliances,etc.). I haven't listened to the generator when the pump kicks in-will do. I'm currently using a 600v,size 10,4 conductor cable that is about 40 ft. long from the generator to the transfer switch and may be getting some line losses. Plan to try with the same size cable only 6 ft. from the transfer switch. Will also try to obtain a clamp on amp meter to test out starting currents.