Disconnect for hot tub


Old 02-16-15, 01:20 PM
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Disconnect for hot tub

I am installing a disconnect for a hot tub. This is a used hot tub, owners have moved it from one house to another. Owner explains that the old location had a 50 amp breaker in main panel, no disconnect at old location. The majority of the disconnects I've been seeing is with 60amp. Does this really matter? I worked for an electrician for four years, but have been out of that line of work for about 2 years. Just like everything if you don't do it every day some things you just can't remember. Just want to make sure there is no difference, still using the same 50amp for the main panel. I haven't seen any of this yet just via the phone.

I'm already aware of the wiring that's required.
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Old 02-16-15, 01:29 PM
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A 60 amp breaker at the disconnect is fine as long as the wires are sized for the breaker that is in the main panel. The 60 is only a disconnect.
Old 02-17-15, 08:25 AM
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I am installing a disconnect for a hot tub.
And you have taken out the required permit? Will this be inspected?
Old 02-17-15, 12:33 PM
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The 60 amp is the maximum that the disconnect can be used for.
Old 02-17-15, 01:08 PM
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You need GFCI protection.
Old 02-17-15, 01:36 PM
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In our area a GFCI disconnect is required at or near the hot tub. You can purchase those at the orange box store and they are 50 amp.

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