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Old 01-06-06, 02:08 PM
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New Outlet

I have 50amp GFI protected breaker going to an outside hot tub. I would like to put an additional 110 outlet in that location. It has two hot wires and a ground. Can I safely put an outlet just using one hot wire and basically using the ground as a neutral. Thanks! SB
 
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Old 01-06-06, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Snake Bitten
using the ground as a neutral.
NO!!! Sorry...
 
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Old 01-06-06, 02:35 PM
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Not only can you not do this safely (for at least 3 major reasons), but the GFCI breaker will trip immediately as this is the sort of thing a GFCI is designed to protect against.
 
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Old 01-06-06, 05:05 PM
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Thank you!
 
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