Missing Spa Breaker


Old 07-23-14, 02:45 AM
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Missing Spa Breaker

I am trying to install a two person hot tub using previously used 50A Breaker from inside house using 6 AWG wire. the wire was cut when previous tenant removed their hot tub. they took GFCI Breaker from outside that connected to tub itself.?Attached is photo of cut wire. Can I possibly splice the wire and install new GFCI breaker outside?
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Old 07-23-14, 08:09 AM
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Can I possibly splice the wire and install new GFCI breaker outside?
I see no picture. Yes, you can probably splice the existing conductors and install a new spa panel with GFCI breaker outside using proper wiring methods and materials. You'll need the specific electrical data from your new tub to determine the amperage of the GFCI breaker. It will probably be 50 or 60 amps, but you cannot go on "probably" and need the exact data to proceed. There are also other code requirements you'll have to meet as well.
Old 07-23-14, 08:23 AM
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Old 07-23-14, 09:29 AM
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If you do splice, how confident are you that you can make a secure joint with such large wire? This might be a job better suited for a professional.

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