yet another gfi question

Old 10-15-03, 06:46 PM
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yet another gfi question

my hot tub heater has 3 wires going to it. 2 hot and a ground. the transformer that powers the control circuit is 220 volt, 2 hots and no ground the rest of the system (blower and pump) are correctly wired to a gfi breaker (thanks to you guys!) is the heater gfi protected? i do not get in with the heater on, is it safe?
Old 10-15-03, 06:54 PM
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let me try this ok. the hot tub have 220volt heater ? ok if so then the heater go to the relay box (contractor box) and if i recall it right the heating element is procted by gfci

the sure fire way to test it is after your tub is filled and the pump is running and the heater is on you should able see indcation light on panel board on tub and the second incation light near heater ( some manfactures have that and some dont ) when the heater is on then go ahead trip the gfci on "test " button and when it go off the heater should not get any power at all then reset it i know you have to restart it again .

maybe john or someone else have better idea here with it

<marquee>have fun with hottub </marquee>

merci, marc
Old 10-16-03, 07:03 AM
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It is safe to get in the hot tub with the heater on.

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