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Grundfos 3" Submersible Pump

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Original price $1,399.00 CAD
Original price $1,399.00 CAD - Original price $1,798.00 CAD
Original price $1,399.00 CAD
Current price $1,190.00 CAD
$1,190.00 CAD - $1,588.00 CAD
Current price $1,190.00 CAD
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The Grundfos 10SQ05-160 is our most popular submersible well pump and for good reason - they are a perfect match for those using off-grid solar power systems!


  • Superior build quality - every Grundfos pump is manufactured using only high-quality stainless steel enclosures
  • Simple 2-wire (2 wires + ground) electrical connection
  • 1/2HP, single phase, 60Hz, 3-stage motor
  • 10 GPM, total dynamic head = 160FT
  • Soft-start technology - unlike standard submersible pumps, soft-start technology means you can use a smaller inverter, and consume less power during operation
  • 115vAC connection - We can't tell you how many times customers make the mistake of purchasing a deep well submersible pump that requires 240vAC and oversized for their needs! This is especially important because those who have smaller off-grid requirements are forced to invest in expensive 240vAC split-phase inverters who otherwise could be using smaller 120vAC inverters. 
  • UL Certified (for both US and Canada)
  • 2-Year Warranty

The 10SQ05-160 can be installed without the need of any additional control units, and connect directly to a standard residential pressure switch + pressure tank.

Specifications Grundfos 10SQ05-160 ( 96160167 )

  • Model Number: 10SQ05-160
  • Part Number: 96160167
  • Rated at 10 GPM with a Total Dynamic Head of 160 ft
  • Pump End Stages: 3 Stages
  • 1/2 HP SQ Series Motor
  • Voltage: 115 Volt
  • Wiring: 2-Wire (2 wires + Ground) / Single Phase / 60 Hz
  • Pipe Connection: 1-1/4" NPT
  • Amp Draw: 12 A
  • Minimum borehole diameter: 2.99 inches
  • Valve: Pump with built-in non-return valve

Electrical Data for the Grundfos 10SQ05-160 ( 96160167 )

  • Motor type MS3
  • Power input - P1: 1.09 kW
  • Rated power - P2: 0.939 HP
  • Main frequency: 60 Hz
  • Rated voltage: 1 x 100-115 V
  • Service factor: 1.85 SF
  • Rated current: 12 A
  • Power factor: 1.00
  • Rated speed: 10700 rpm
  • Motor protection: Yes
  • Thermal protect: internal
  • Length of cable (lead): 4.922 ft


SQ innovative motor technology

SQ pumps feature an innovative motor design incorporating permanent-magnet technology. By combining permanent-magnet motors and a Grundfos micro-frequency converter, we are able to deliver unmatched performance and the ability to control and communicate with the pump in ways never before possible. 

High pump efficiency
The hydraulic pump components are polyamide reinforced with 30 % glass fiber. The hydraulic design provides for high pump efficiency resulting in low energy consumption and therefore low energy costs.
High motor efficiency
The motors are based on a permanent magnet rotor (PM motor) featuring high efficiency within a wide load range.
Wear resistance
The pump design features "floating" impellers (not fastened to the shaft). Each impeller has its own tungsten carbide/ceramic bearing.
Protection against upthrust
Starting up a pump with a very low counter pressure involves the risk of the entire impeller stack being lifted, also called upthrust. Upthrust may cause breakdown of both pump and motor.

Excellent starting capabilities
The integrated electronic unit of the motor features soft starting. Soft start reduces the starting current and thus gives the pump a smooth and steady acceleration.
The soft starter minimizes the risk of wear on the pump and prevents overloading of the mains during start-up.
The excellent starting capabilities are a result of the high locked-rotor torque of the permanent magnet motor together with the few pump stages. The high starting reliability also applies in case of low voltage supply.

Overload protection
Exposure of the pump to heavy load causes the current consumption to rise. The motor will automatically compensate for this by reducing the speed to 3000 rpm.

If the rotor is being prevented from rotating, this will automatically be detected and the power supply will be cut out. Consequently, no extra motor protection is needed.
Overtemperature protection
A permanent magnet motor gives off very little heat to its surroundings. In combination with an efficient internal circulation system leading the heat away from the rotor, stator and bearings, this ensures optimum operating conditions for the motor.
As an extra protection, the electronic unit has a built-in temperature sensor. When the temperature rises too high, the motor is cut out; when the temperature has dropped, the motor is automatically cut in again.
The motors are built for high reliability and feature:

  • Tungsten carbide / ceramic bearings
  • thrust bearings protecting against downthrust
  • product life time equal to conventional AC motors

Important: Any well with a high static water level may allow the pump to operate off the curve and outside its recommended range. We recommend using a "Dole" flow restriction valve to throttle the pump to prevent upthrust damage to the pump and motor. The maximum flow must be restricted to within the pumps recommended operating range.


We gladly accept most unused and unopened merchandise for a full refund within 30 days of purchase (see exceptions below). Simply return the complete product to us in its clean original packaging, accompanied with the original proof of purchase or receipt. Note that the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

Unused items with open boxes within 30 days of purchase will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. These items must be returned in the original packaging with all accessories.

Please note:

Special-order merchandise is not returnable. Non-refundable items also include: Used toilets, cleaning or clothing products, hammocks, Coghlans, Aquatabs, and other items as specified Batteries of any kind are not returnable. This includes but is not limited to all flooded acid, sealed/AGM, or LiFePO4 batteries. There are no exceptions* 

*It is not possible to measure or guarantee with certainty that a battery has been unused once it has left our warehouse. Accepting a battery return and then reselling to other customers with the presumption of it being unused is not a practice we follow.


All merchandise is subject to the manufactures warranty and will be repaired or replaced as per the manufactures directions. The Cabin Depot™ is a retail business and we do not employ installers. However, we are very happy to assist customers having issues with any products purchased by reaching out to the manufacturer on the customers behalf if needed to help expedite the troubleshooting or warranty process. 


The Cabin Depot Ltd. is a retail business exclusively and accepts no liability for DIY installations or equipment selection. It is the customers responsibility to read the manufacturers manuals and installation instructions carefully, ensure all local, provincial, or national building codes are met, and contact a qualified installer or tradesperson if required.

How much is shipping?

Most shipping costs can be
calculated in the cart area or at checkout.

Most items will ship via Canada
Post, UPS, Canpar or FedEx.

Estimated Shipping Times-

If your order is received before noon Eastern Time, your order will typically ship out within 24-48 hours during business hours Mon-Fri. This is dependent on stock and availability.  Larger items like solar systems and items that ship on a pallet may take longer.  Busy seasons and demand may affect this timeline. Feel free to contact us at 1-844-603-4743, or email for an updated timeframe if you require something urgently.

Free Shipping – Any item that is listed on our website with free shipping adheres to the following policy:

Free shipping applies to standard residential or business addresses only. This
covers 99% of our customers. However, if you live on top of a mountain, on an island with limited ferry access, need a plane or helicopter to reach your
home, your nearest neighbour is a penguin, you live in a yurt in Death Valley that only donkeys can reach, or other remote location that delivery trucks
cannot easily access or are outside of their traditional delivery routes, additional shipping costs may be incurred. We will contact you before shipping your order to confirm if additional charges may apply. We reserve the right to notify you after you have purchased an item of any additional shipping or handling charges necessary to deliver your order. If notified of any additional charges, you also have the right to modify or cancel your order for a full refund. Regions that are subject to a surcharge include, but are not limited to the following:

- Yukon

- Northwest Territories

- Nunavut

- British Columbia

Larger items that would require
shipping on a pallet would ship LTL.

Less-than-truckload, also known
as less-than-load (LTL), is a shipping service for relatively small loads or quantities of freight. Less-than-truckload services are offered by many large, national parcel services as well as by specialized logistics providers.

Please see below for the
shipping procedure for LTL shipments.

LTL Shipments may include
appliances, solar panels, batteries, Cinderella Incinerating Toilets and wood stoves.

Curbside Freight
Shipment Procedure-

Most appliances, solar equipment or larger shipment items ship via tractor
trailer or straight truck and are limited to a curbside delivery. Freight carriers are specially trained and equipped to handle oversized and fragile items safely and efficiently. Please refer to the steps below to know what to expect for the delivery service. Please note that these items cannot ship to P.O. Box.

Step 1 – Within 24 - 48 hours after your order is shipped you will receive a confirmation email providing tracking information.

Step 2 – Once the shipment has arrived at your local freight terminal, transport will call you to schedule a delivery appointment. Appointments are made Mondays – Fridays and you are usually given a 4-hour window to expect delivery during business hours. It is important that the phone number provided when ordering is a working number to contact you. If an appointment is not made within a 24-hour period of being contacted, storage
fees may apply. You would be responsible for these fees.

Step 3 – Curb side delivery completion –
The driver will arrive with a lift-gate truck (truck sizes vary) and will lower the order onto the ground at the edge of your driveway. Due to company
policy the driver is not authorized to move it further. Curbside delivery service does not include set up or assembly of items, or removal of packaging materials, nor does it include bringing the items inside the home.

Step 4 - Upon delivery, you will need to inspect and sign a Proof of Delivery Receipt for the shipment. Check for visible damage and if any damage is seen make sure that it is noted on the delivery receipt and take pictures of the damage. You have the right to refuse the delivery due to damage shown. For all transport damage issues please contact us immediately. Please note: Shipping is unavailable to P.O. Boxes

What to know before accepting
your delivery-

The Cabin Depot wants to
make sure your order delivers on time, accurately, and damage free. So, we have some important information about receiving a new order.

We carefully inspect all
orders before they leave our warehouse to ensure they are accurate and in perfect condition. If you haven’t received a shipping e-mail confirmation with tracking, and are curious about the status of your order, please let us know at
any time by calling 

1-844-603-4743 and
select option #1

Whenyour order arrives, you will need to carefully inspect immediately before the truck driver leaves or attempts to have you sign off on the paperwork. Paperwork is normally provided, and your
signature requested by the driver to acknowledge your order was delivered. If
they have no paperwork for you to sign (usually a BOL or Freight Bill) you can request it. Some drivers will want to drop your order and leave asap as they
have other deliveries to make. But remember, you paid to have them deliver your order in perfect condition, and they will wait for you to inspect it. If you sign the delivery paperwork
without noting any discrepancies or damage, the freight company will not accept a claim and make the customer liable for any damage discovered.

So, this inspection means that you should: Open all boxes Count all items Ensure the items shipped are the correct model / type / colour.

DO NOT sign the driver’s paperwork unless you are 100% certain the order is complete, there are no missing items, and it has arrived in perfect condition.


 Note exactly what was
shipped incorrect or missing on your paperwork. You need to clearly write this on the BOL or Freight Bill. Take a picture of the products received, then contact us and we’ll investigate and get this corrected for you asap!


As upsetting as this may
be, it does happen on occasion as careless drivers or warehouse workers may have mishandled your order. In this situation, you have 2 options: If there is
significant damage to the order, you can refuse it. Note “ORDER REFUSED DUE TO DAMAGE” on the paperwork, and make sure you take plenty of pictures of the damage. Then send this information to us so we can follow up with the freight
company. We can then either refund your order or ship a completely new order to
you if the product is still in stock and available. If there’s only slight damage to your order, you can still choose to receive it. But note this damage clearly on the paperwork and take several pictures. Then send this
information to us and we will follow up with the freight company. They would then be liable to provide parts to repair or send you some form of



This is known as ‘concealed
damage’ and freight companies only allow 24 hours to file a concealed damage claim. So, it is very important that if you start unpacking your order and
discover damage to a part that wasn’t visible when you removed the packaging for initial inspection, you need to take pictures and contact us immediately.
Do not wait. Freight companies will not even consider a concealed damage claim if one is filed more than 24 hours after receipt. Note that concealed damage claims are often denied, which is why your primary inspection as soon as the order arrives is so important.

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