Wiring Whirlpool Tub

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Old 11-04-02, 09:28 PM
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Question Wiring Whirlpool Tub

From the instructions for my whirlpool tub:

"The whirlpool should be installed on a 120 vac, 15 amp dedicated circuit. The circuit should be hard-wired from the electrical power supply panel. The circuit must be a three-wire circuit from the electrical supply panel. A grounded neutral wire and a third wire, earth ground, are essential."

Can you help me understand what this means? I understand the dedicated circuit part, but grounded neutral wire and earth ground have me a little confused.

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Old 11-04-02, 09:33 PM
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Nothing special here. All neutral wires are grounded. So the reference to a "grounded neutral" just means the white wire. The earth ground is simply the bare grounding wire.

This is just an ordinary 15-amp circuit like all the other 15-amp circuits in your house, only this one has nothing on it except the whirlpool.
 
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Old 11-05-02, 12:27 AM
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Be sure this 15 amp 120 volt branch circuit serving a whirlpool tub is GFI protected.

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Old 11-05-02, 08:02 AM
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It will definitely be GFCI proctected. Thanks to all for the help!!
 
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