50 amp gfi for hot tub


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Old 12-26-06, 09:39 PM
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Question 50 amp gfi for hot tub

i need to know how to wire panel board to gfi and gfi to hot tub i am using 63wg pulling wire threw wall under deck in conduit to gfi from gfi to hot tub with flex red & black i know not certain about the white wires

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Old 12-27-06, 05:22 AM
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You are into a situation that exceeds diy protocol unless you have good knowledge of electrical circuits. At this point, I would call in an electrician to complete the hookup.
 
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Old 12-27-06, 07:35 AM
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Since the outdoor portion of the circuit requires an insulated ground it sounds like you will need to rethink your plan.

Are you aware of the other Code requirements for a disconnect within sight of the tub or the need for a GFI protected receptacle?

Sounds like you may be over your head.
 

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Old 12-27-06, 10:33 AM
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You guys understood that post???
Without a lick of punctuation, capitalization or grammar I choose to not even try to figure it out.


Pcboss, I think you meant to say insulated GROUND.
 
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Old 12-27-06, 01:35 PM
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> using 63wg

Type NM-B 6/3g cable (Romex) is not allowed outdoors, even in conduit.

> from gfi to hot tub with flex

Also not allowed. The disconnect must be at least 5' from the rim of the tub, and you are allowed only 6' of flex for a spa installation which makes it impossible to run flex from the disconnect to the spa.

> red & black i know not certain about the white wires

White is almost certainly required, as is green.

I must echo the other posts in strongly recommending that you seek a professional electrician to install this spa. Such projects are only appropriate for advanced electrical do-it-yourselfers, and your post suggests that you are not in that group. I do not intend my statement to be insulting, because there are numerous safety issues associated with a spa; and it is essential that the installation be done correctly.
 
 

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