GFCI + Jacuzzi Tub?


Old 08-11-05, 08:52 AM
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I am installing a Jacuzzi tub in my bathroom, and, being around water, the instruction manual of course calls for GFCI. Does that mean a GFCI outlet, or breaker? Also, it says it needs a different/separate GFCI for the heater unit. Does that mean it also needs its own line all the way back to the breaker box?

Also, should I use conduit and/or special boxes for the installation?

I just don't want to drip water someplace and wind up looking like this guy ->
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Old 08-11-05, 09:04 AM
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Either a GFCI receptacle or a GFCI dead-front or a GFCI breaker may be used. A GFCI receptacle is more economical and is therefore more common.

And yes, each component needs its own line all the way back to the breaker box.

Unless required by your city, no conduit or special boxes would be required.
Old 08-15-05, 08:33 AM
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Thanks for your speedy reply. It helped a lot!

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