Tying into dedicated 20A 125V

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Old 10-31-05, 12:16 PM
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Smile Tying into dedicated 20A 125V

I have a dedicated 20A 125V hook up to my hot tub. Ten feet from there is an above ground electrical box, (I think it is called a future sweep) with unconnected wires that run to the hot tub outlet. My question is can I attach 110V wires to operate low voltage lighting in the backyard to the same hook up as my hot tub.

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Old 10-31-05, 12:19 PM
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What does this circuit power on the hot tub? And what are the current requirements of whatever it powers?
 
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Old 10-31-05, 12:33 PM
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the current only powers the motor on the hot tub. How do I find out what the requirements are?

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Old 10-31-05, 12:37 PM
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Look at the name plate on the motor. You can also look at the installation directions/paperwork that came with it.

If the directions call for a dedicated circuit then you cannot tap it. If the motor needs most of the 20 amps then you cannot tap it except for a very light load.

Who wired it? Was this extra line left for future expansion?
 
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Old 10-31-05, 12:58 PM
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The extra line was here when I bought the house and the electrician who wired the hot tub told me that the extra line was put in for future expansion.

The hot tub manual said dedicated line only to be used for hot tub.

Any other suggestions.

Thank you for your help I appreciate your time and your kindness
 
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Old 10-31-05, 12:59 PM
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If the manual says dedicated line only then you cannot tap it. Your only choice is to run a separate line for the landscape lights.
 
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