Pool and Hottub on Separate Services?

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Old 04-30-13, 06:51 PM
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Pool and Hottub on Separate Services?

I got a bit of an odd thing to do. Grandpa has an in-ground pool fed from the house panel. He wants to install a hottub next to the pool and poolhouse, but he wants to run it off the Kennel service. Is there any special bonding that I have to do between the services, or do I have to run both items off the same service? I'm confusing myself with this.
 
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Old 04-30-13, 07:25 PM
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Don't make it more complicated than it is. I see no reason why you couldn't do this. No, there is no bonding between the two separate services that I am aware of, but there is bonding as usual for a hottub. I cannot help you with those latest requirements without doing some research, but there are others here who know those requirements. If the poolhouse is also fed from the house panel, I wouldn't enter the poolhouse with this hottub power. Be sure to keep everything separate.
 
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Old 05-01-13, 04:48 PM
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At least I can stop being so worried about this.
 
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Old 05-01-13, 07:33 PM
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Don't make it more complicated than it is
What are your concerns? Is it the second service or what would Grandpa think if I screw this up?
 
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Old 05-01-13, 08:59 PM
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My biggest concerns are violating code and creating eddy currents in the pool.
 
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Old 05-02-13, 07:17 PM
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I think you know enough to not violate code. The eddy currents is something I probably can't help you with. Surely someone else here has a comment on this.
 
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Old 05-03-13, 06:46 AM
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I think you know enough to not violate code
I got everything planned out already
 
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Old 05-04-13, 09:22 PM
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So, here's what I plan on doing:

Replace 35 year-old aluminum buss panel in kennel with new copper buss.

1.5'' Sch. 80 PVC across roof to LB, then go straight into the ground with a
sweep and bell end.

Run 2-2-2-4 URD cable 24'' deep to 8-16 copper buss panel 6' from spa within line-of-sight

Install 2 8' ground rods 6' apart

Install bonding grid

50A GFCI breaker for spa with #6 THWN conductors in 1'' SCH 80 PVC

20A GFCI breaker feeding weather-resistant duplex in a bell box with metal in-use cover.

Sound good?
 
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Yep. Sounds like a plan.
 
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Old 05-05-13, 08:20 AM
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1.5'' Sch. 80 PVC across roof to LB
In my area PVC or EMT conduits are not allowed to be used on a roof top, it must be galvanized heavywall threaded conduit. No threadless connectors either. Have you looked into this to be sure PVC will be allowed? Also, how do you propose to secure the conduit on the roof? I suggest B-Line roof blocks.

http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont.../Dura-Blok.pdf

Caddy makes a roof block too, but they aren't as robust as those from B-Line.

http://www.erico.com/public/library/Fixing/LT0986.pdf
 
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Old 05-05-13, 07:27 PM
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The conduit will be going under the roof, along the peak. I can take pictures if you would like.
 
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Old 05-06-13, 06:36 PM
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No problem then. Yes, pictures of projects are always good.
 
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