6/3 wireing for hot tub

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Old 07-08-06, 03:24 PM
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6/3 wireing for hot tub

i recently bought a hot tub online. Its about a month away from being deliverd, so i'm i pulled the concrete and now started to dig the 18 in trench..... the makers of the hot tub company says i need to run 6/3 wire which i need about 75-100 feet of. does anyone know off hand the best price/place to buy?.. homedepot wants close too 3.75 a ft here in Michigan
 
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Old 07-08-06, 03:34 PM
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No, you do not need 6-3. You need to bury conduit and you need four insulated conductors in the conduit.

There are numerous other things you also need. I suggest that you either hire an electrician, or start reading.
 
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my buddies a eletriction i was just getting the **** ready for him.... 6/3 is what the idiots at the hot tub place said... thanx
 
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If the hot tub is wired inside your house, then 6-3 is probably correct.

However, outside there are different rules to follow.
 
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Old 07-08-06, 06:02 PM
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MANY rules to be exact.
I also strongly agree with racraft that you should get your friend to do as much, or help as much, as he can. This is NO place to make code or safety mistakes.

I would NOT listen to the spa place at all! If they suggested 6/3 cable, knowing this is an outdoor installation, it shows that they are NOT aware of how to properly and safely wire a spa.
 
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i haven't talked to my eletriction alot yet... he's on vacation for a few days still.. i just fully finished the trench and waiting for the spa to come in.. so will he be runnung four insulated conductors from the panel to the disconnect then from the disconnect to the spa? just so i know how much to buy..
 
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How deep did you make this trench?

There will be four insulated conductors of the appropriate size from the main panel to the disconnect. What goes from the disconnect to the spa depends on the spa.

Don;t forget that you also need a convenience receptacle located nearby.
 
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trench is 20 in deep
 
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And what type of conduit have you run in your trench?
 
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Old 07-11-06, 06:17 AM
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i haven't ran anything. eletriction is going too.. but 1 in pvc is what i was going to pick up
 
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He mentioned pouring a concrete slab for the hot tub. Would it be best to bond the slab to the system?
 
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slab pour no rebar
 
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