Sub Panel GFCI


Old 08-28-04, 09:38 PM
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Sub Panel GFCI

I am building a Spa room in my backyard. I am running a sub panel from the main in the room to supply the outlets, lights, and the hottub. Would I need to install a gfci breaker at the sub panel for the hottub, or do I need to install a gfci breaker at the main for the entire spa room?

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Old 08-29-04, 04:57 AM
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I STRONGLY suggest you get a copy of the code book and read all of Art.680 as well as be versed in chapter 3. Pools and spas are very complicated in related codes and there are very stringent rules to follow. The most important is to get a permit and the required inspections.

No, the whole panel does not need GFI protection. Much of what is in it will so it may be worth protecting the whole panel but I would not want a nuciance trip to kill the whole room. The spa needs GFI and any receptacles within 10'-20' must be GFI protected. No receptacles are allowed less than 10' from the tub and no switches less than 5'.

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