I am looking at purchasing a hot tub that requires 230v/50amp and I was wondering if my panel could handle it? Any help is much appreciate, image below..


enter image description here

  • Can you post photos of the labeling on the inside of the panel's door please? Jun 26, 2020 at 11:46
  • 2
    Ah, the 8-penny nail handle tie. A classic. But a classic that should be replaced with a proper handle tie...
    – Ecnerwal
    Jun 26, 2020 at 12:22
  • Looks probably ok, particularly since it looks like a 240v load was removed from an old furnace. The old furnace probably had some electric heat, if it was gas it likely would have been a single pole for a 120v motor. Jun 26, 2020 at 15:43

1 Answer 1


The two open slots at the top right-hand side of the breakers looks from the photos as though it can handle a double breaker needed for 230V.

So from what you've shown the answer appears to be yes.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.