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03-16-19, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Fredgrandt

I think I’ll try the suggestion to install a...

I think I’ll try the suggestion to install a weatherproof enclosure with receptacle flush with the ground but I will install the GFCI in the garage before the UF enters the ground. I have enough room...
03-13-19, 09:10 AM
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Views: 529
Posted By Fredgrandt

That is not going to fit under the base of my...

That is not going to fit under the base of my fountain. It also cannot be installed anywhere close to the fountain, my wife would throw a fit. The fountain is in the middle of the yard.
03-13-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Fredgrandt

Installing electrical for a garden fountain.

I want a fountain in the middle of my yard, about 30 feet from my garage. I can run direct bury cable off a GFCI protected circuit from the garage to the fountain location but I don’t understand how...
06-15-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Fredgrandt

Splicing wires together mid-air

Contractor is installing new a/c compressor alongside the house. He ran flexible metal conduit (MC) from the main panel in the house, through an unfinished basement and into a crawl space. Just...
09-21-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Fredgrandt

Grounding an outdoor metal weather resistant receptacle box

I’m installing an outdoor GFCI receptacle in a metal weather resistant box. The box has a ground screw. Does NEC require a ground wire be attached to the screw? I am running 3 wires from an outdoor...
09-18-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

So, is the intent of this 120v receptacle is 'the...

So, is the intent of this 120v receptacle is 'the operation or service of the spa' ? Sounds good to me. I just wish things were better described. Thanks again guys. Electrical inspection is Wednesday!
09-18-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

Hot tub install - The NEC also requires a 120V receptacle ??

I keep reading references to “The NEC also requires a 120V receptacle within 10-20 feet from the spa.” but cannot find the specific section. I have found 680.22 which I believe states “One 15A or...
09-18-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Fredgrandt

liquid-tight, non-metallic flexible conduit

I have an unused piece of liquid-tight, non-metallic flexible conduit. Will NEC 2011 code allow me to use it outdoors between an outdoor panel and an outdoor GFCI receptacle if the conduit is run...
09-15-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

Trying to understand this requirement for...

Trying to understand this requirement for installing a hot tub (see earlier post): The top rim must be at least 28 in. above all perimeter surfaces that are within 30 in. measured horizontally from...
09-11-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Fredgrandt

I mentioned in an earlier post the house I am in...

I mentioned in an earlier post the house I am in was used for many years (decades) as a duplex. It has 2 street addresses, 2 electric meters, 2 gas meters, 2 furnaces, 2 water heaters, etc. One side...
09-10-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Fredgrandt

I live in an old house that was once used as a...

I live in an old house that was once used as a duplex. I have 2 electric meters. The house had two old fuse boxes (4 fuses per box) and I was told I had ’60 amp service’ per fuse box. I had the fuse...
09-10-15, 09:10 AM
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Views: 823
Posted By Fredgrandt

How does the meter base limit the current?

How does the meter base limit the current?
09-10-15, 08:59 AM
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Views: 823
Posted By Fredgrandt

What determines my electric service amperage?

What determines the ‘electrical service amperage’ delivered to the house? Is it a device on the electric pole near the street (the service drop), the meter itself, or the breaker in the main service...
09-10-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

The building inspector has informed be that the...

The building inspector has informed be that the city is under the 2011 edition. Does that code require bonding?
09-08-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Fredgrandt

NEC for the homeowner?

Is there a version of the NEC for the homeowner that is written in language a novice can understand? Or do we have to reply on educated professionals and the local building inspector? I’m living in a...
09-04-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

I’m reading Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to...

I’m reading Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to ARTICLE 680—SWIMMING POOLS, SPAS, HOT TUBS, FOUNTAINS, AND SIMILAR INSTALLATIONS Based on the 2014 NEC® and he states: “The bonding requirements of this...
09-04-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

Please clarify ‘no, the mesh doesn't need to be...

Please clarify ‘no, the mesh doesn't need to be bonded.’

I’ve read elsewhere that if the concrete pad cannot be bonded (via rebar) then the tub cannot be installed directly on the pad. Some type...
09-04-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

I will run sch 40 pvc underground. I will need ¾”...

I will run sch 40 pvc underground. I will need ¾” to accommodate the two #6 conductors. I will transition to ½” flexible at the edge of the patio. With respect to the slab (aka patio) concrete was...
09-04-15, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

If running flexible across the 36" space is a...

If running flexible across the 36" space is a problem, can I use Schedule 40 PVC for my underground run from my GFCI box to the edge of the patio? How do I transition from PVC to Liquid-tight...
09-03-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

55582 My tub will be on a new concrete patio....

55582
My tub will be on a new concrete patio. There will be about 6” of patio between the tub base and the edge of the patio. Then there is approximately 36” of flat dirt area (unplanted) between...
09-03-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

Here’s another question regarding the ‘whip’ from...

Here’s another question regarding the ‘whip’ from the spa GFCI box to the hot tub. I purchased a 25’ piece of liquid-tight flexible nonmetallic conduit and individual THWN #6 wires to connect the hot...
09-02-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

Again – I really appreciate the help you’ve...

Again – I really appreciate the help you’ve provided. I’d be lost without it.

Now, I’m confused with ipbrooks 30” space requirement statement. I don’t need 30” side to side but 30” total and it’s...
09-02-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

55519 In other words, my box is too low (we get...

55519
In other words, my box is too low (we get 18” to 20” of snow around here in the winter). Also, there isn’t 30” side to side clearance. I didn’t think it was going to be that easy. With...
09-02-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

55518 here is a photo of my installed GFCI and...

55518 here is a photo of my installed GFCI and required 120v outlet. (whip to hot tub is not yet installed) Are there any NEC requirements for clearance or height that might be a problem?
09-01-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,304
Posted By Fredgrandt

I certainly appreciate your help and advice. I...

I certainly appreciate your help and advice. I think I have a problem I didn’t anticipate. My 6-3 NM run from my main panel, through my unfinished basement, and through the rim joist to the spa GFCI...
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