Hot tub wiring

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Old 11-14-05, 12:50 PM
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Hot tub wiring

I have acquired a used hot tub which is wired for 110 voltage. Is it okay to plug this hot tub in to an outlet with a 15 amp circuit breaker?
 
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Old 11-14-05, 01:10 PM
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Probably not. Do you have the literature for the hot tub?
 
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Old 11-14-05, 02:14 PM
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I have yet to see one that could run on a 15 amp circuit. Most I have seen have had 20 amp plugs on them.
 
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Old 11-14-05, 06:49 PM
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Changing a breaker in the electrical box

Thanks for the responses re: my hot tub wiring. My next question is - can I upgrade a 15 amp breaker to a 20 amp breaker on my own, and if so, how do I do it, or is it best to get an electrician to do it.

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Old 11-14-05, 08:19 PM
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No, it cannot be done. You can run a new 20-amp circuit, but you can't change a 15-amp circuit into a 20-amp circuit. Besides, we don't even know if your hot tub needs a 20-amp circuit. So far that's just a guess.

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Old 11-14-05, 09:00 PM
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Hot Tub Wiring

No, I don't have the literature about the hot tub, is there any way I can find out if a 15 amp breaker will suffice?
 
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Old 11-14-05, 09:08 PM
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Look for a power requirement label on the unit. that may help some what.
 
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Contact the manufacturer and obtain information from them.
 
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