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Will my deck support a hot tub?

I am moving a 9ft x 9ft hot tub that was sitting on a cement slab at our old house to a new one. Would like to place it on the existing deck & would be willing to “beef it up” if necessary to ...
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Can I use the existing breaker from hot tub for office shed

I have an old hot tub that is leaking and I can’t fix. I’m thinking of getting rid of it and replacing the space with an office shed for remote work. The main panel already has a breaker that was ...
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Hot Tub GFCI Breaker continously trips at sub-panel

Context: We've recently installed a Viking Legacy II hot tub, with an outdoor disconnect, and indoor subpanel. After troubleshooting various issues, I've exceeded my knowledge and am in need of help ...
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Can I have two service outlets for two separate pieces of equipment on the same circuit?

Location: Seattle, USA. I've got an existing service outlet, on a dedicated circuit, for my heat pump compressor (exterior of my house). I plan to add a hot tub (spa) in the near future, and this ...
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How can I install an outlet in a disused hot tub breaker panel?

I removed the old hot tub in my backyard and I would like to know how to reuse the existing electrical setup to put an outlet there instead. The first picture shows the electrical panel that was ...
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Discovered an inground hot tub in the back yard of my duplex, looking for ideas

Important note! I am renting this property. Just looking for ways to improve my backyard so I enjoy spending time out there. I have had a bunch of snake plants growing in the backyard. They were oddly ...
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What can I use in place of missing coupling fittings on a used heat pump?

I picked up a Dream 8kW pool / spa heat pump which came without any fittings for the water in/out. The unit looks like this: The previous owner used a rubber coupling like this for his pond. I'm ...
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Hot tub circuit breaker in sub panel trips after 5 hours

I have a 2 year old hot tub and the sub panel keeps tripping after the hot tub runs for a few hours. The heater, ozonator and sub panel circuit breaker were replaced to try to fix the problem but it’s ...
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Why doesn't my tanked hot water heater require frequent maintenance?

Hot tubs need frequent maintenance: Maintaining PH levels, cycling/filtering, cleaning, etc. However, a tanked hot water heater needs none of that. Some of it makes sense: a hot tub is more likely ...
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4 wire hot tub circuit installed but I only need a 3 wire

I have a 240v/60amp four wire hot tub circuit. Two black wires, one white and one green. The hot tub we are installing only needs three wires black, red and green. I assume the two black wires are ...
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Insulating pad for inflatable hot tub

I got an inflatable hot tub which I want to place on an existing concrete surface. However, I am concerned about heat loss since concrete is a fairly good thermal conductor. I would like to insulate ...
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Easiest way to connect hose on hot water

I have an inflatable hot tub but also a heat pump water heater which is extremely efficient to heat water. As such, I’d like to fill the hot tub with pre-heated water instead of relying on its highly ...
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Convert a 240 hot tub outlet to 120 [duplicate]

We have a 240 outlet on our patio that was used for a hot tub. I'd like to convert it to 120, have an outlet there on the house then also run a line to install an outlet on our new pergola. Can this ...
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Wiring for spa and receptable required by 680.22(A)(1)

I'm adding new wiring for a new spa. This is in WA state with City of Bellevue being the AHJ, which is currently under NEC 2020. The spa comes with a QO6-12L100TRB sub-panel with 30A and 20A 240V GFCI ...
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How can i add a 120v outlet to my 240v spa panel

So I have a 240v electrical panel for my spa with nothing else connected. A friend tried installing an additional 15amp breaker to add a 120v outlet next to the spa so I can use an Echo Dot speaker (1....
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Do main panel and spa disconnect breakers need to match?

I'm installing a hot tub and have added a 40 amp breaker to my main electrical panel as specified in the manual. The service disconnect came with a 50 amp GFCI breaker. Is it okay to use the included ...
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Hot tub short circuit: could it be rusty wires?

My hot tub suddenly shut down one day with one “popping” sound coming from the control board. I took the cover off and tried to turn the breaker on and immediately “POP!!” I filmed it and saw that ...
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Hot Tub PH and Alklinity Problems [closed]

We have 500 gal hot tub and have had it for about a year now. I have yet to be able to get PH and alkalinity into spec at the same time - as a result I have focused on PH. I have yet to find anyone ...
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New InnovaSpa Storm HH Error Code

New hot tub giving HH[overheating code] error code. Water is 50 degrees F. See diagram. So far checked fuses and volts. When i unplug one of the sensors and plug back in the jets start but then it ...
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Is #6 wire suitable for a hot tub circuit?

I am installing a 60ft run with #4 AWG within 1" EMT from main panel to an exterior subpanel that contains a 60Amp GFCI. I plan to do a grounding rod at that location, even though it is not ...
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Hot tub receptacle location

Can a 120v GFI receptacle be near a not tub? The practical location of the receptacle that accepts the GFI plug for the hot tub is 2 feet from the tub. No one has any reason to stand inside the tub ...
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Can we pull 120V off of a 240V line for a hot tub without a separate breaker?

A friend of mine bought a used hot tub. Here's the wiring diagram for a 230V permanent power supply: His electrician installed a single 60A breaker in the subpanel. Our best bet based on the wiring ...
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Pulling wire through Sealtight/LiquidTight?

I'm going to make my final run from my 50 amp hot tub panel disconnect to the hot tube using about 20' of 3/4" Sealtight/LiquidTight. Is there a best way to pull 4 #6 wires through this type of ...
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Right size liquid tight conduit for #6 wire

I’m connecting a 240 volt hot tub with #6 THHN wire (using #8 for ground) What is the correct size of liquid tight conduit? 1/2 or 3/4 My local hardware store only has 1/2 in stock. Will that be too ...
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AC disconnect vs. Hot tub disconnect?

I've finished the run from my Main to my new subpanel. The subpanel is not within the required 25' of my hot tub, I have a 50 amp GFCI installed in the subpanel which is dedicated to the hot tub. I ...
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Alternative GFCI Wiring in Strict 240V Scenario?

I have a strict 240V wiring situation (i.e., two hots + ground, no neutral) with a hot tub as the only load on the circuit. Now, I think it’s very prudent (and generally mandated) to have a local ...
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Can conduit be laid on the ground under a low deck?

I'm planning my run from my main breaker panel to a hot tub subpanel. all wiring will be in PVC conduit. At first, the plan was to bury the entire run. However, as it turns out I could greatly shorten ...
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Spa / Hot Tub power usage of a 220V circuit?

I have a 220V spa and would like to have an idea of how much power the spa is using. I have a power monitor and have swapped between both legs and get the exact same readings on both. Here are the ...
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50 amp GFCI to Plug-On-Neutral subpanel?

I'm adding a subpanel that will include service for a hot tub. The panel I have selected happens to be a Square D Homeline 125 amp 8-space 16-circuit PON. I'll be using a Square D Homeline 50 amp GFCI ...
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2 speed EMG hot tub motor - low speed just hums - high speed no problem

this is my first posting. I've searched the website tried the various recommended solutions for similar problems but with no success, so I've decided to post with a little more information. Background:...
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Installing 50 amp circuit for hot tub

I am running a 6/3 wire for a hot tub and need advice. Is it better to run the wire inside the exterior wall or have it come out the soffit and run on the outside? Also general advice welcome!
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Will #2 THHN Aluminum fit a 90 Amp breaker?

Based on a previous question regarding wiring a hot tube, I've decided to run #2 THHN Aluminum from my Square D main panel to the hot tub sub-panel, this would give me the ability to expand in the ...
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Hot tub wiring?

I would like to set up my hot tub wiring a few months before my tub arrives, I would also like to do it DYI. The run I'm panning is 100' from the main panel to the tub. The hot tub (Bullfrog) requires ...
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can I do this to support a hot tub on a deck

I have a hot tub that measures 7x7 and weight is around 4400 pounds with 5 hefty people in it. I am in the process of building a new 16x40 deck and my wife wants the hot tub on it, the finished deck ...
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100 amp hot tub panel, only need 50 amp

I've got a 100 amp subpanel that the previous owners used for a hot tub. The new hot tub we're getting only needs 50 amps. Can I reuse the existing wiring, breakers and subpanel for the new tub, or do ...
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Can I replace the factory installed common wire on a GFCI circuit breaker?

I purchased a used hot tub and the previous owner decided to cut all the wires in the spa pack instead of simply disconnecting them with a screwdriverver. Therefore, the common wire (pigtail) is now ...
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Do I need a sub-panel near my hot tub?

I am getting a hot tub soon and need to pre wire it myself. This is my first house so I’m still learning all the electrical stuff. When I was in the process of building, I requested the builder to put ...
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Hot tub and A/C on one circuit?

Currently the house does not have air conditioning, and the wife has been hinting at adding some A/C for at least the master bedroom. We have a hot tub off the master bedroom with what looks like a 50 ...
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Is this deck plan strong enough for a hot tub

I'd like to know if this deck plan is strong enough for a 7'x7' hot tub. The max weight with water and seven people is 4,800lb. I'd like to keep the four post design because there is an 18" Oak ...
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Can a hot tub be placed over composite decking?

I am building a deck for a hot tub and I want to use composite decking. Composite decking has many advantages as far as I see it. I won't have to paint it and it's water resistant. I have used it ...
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Run for final Hot Tub Connection

I have a hot tub I need to relocate. Previously it was a flexible liquidtight whip that ran from the breaker panel directly into the hot tub through one of the access ports. With the move I'd like ...
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Water does not flow out of some hot tub jets but does produce air when the air pump is turned on

I have an inground pool/hot tub combo. The water does partially drain from the hot tub when the pool pump is off which I'm sure is the root cause of the problem. We will be making that repair but I ...
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How do I override my Rotospa's top temperature limit?

As with all UL compliant hot-tubs my Rotospa is set to max out at 104º. I am reasonably confident that there's a straightforward way to override this limit (I've seen YouTube videos for how to do it ...
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Is there a minimum height for a small sub-panel?

A few years ago I installed a very small sub-panel for hot tub and one outlet. The panel is mounted on a stem wall outdoors about 1.5' off the ground. It only has 2 breakers in it: a 240volt for the ...
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Wiring single circuit GFCI circuit breaker where a duplex GFCI breaker is shown in wiring diagram

I am wiring a hot tub. The spa subpanel I purchased (Eaton) came with a 50 amp duplex GFCI breaker which is what many spas use. I bought a used Hot Springs Spa and found instead of a single 240 volt ...
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Hot Springs Spa will not heat

My 2005 Hot Springs Envoy spa will not heat. Heater light is on. On the circuit board: Lim Ok has green light, HTR On has Red light. Circulation pump is running. Heater Relay Board and wires going ...
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How to hoist hot tub out of surrounding deck?

I need to raise a hot tub out of the deck in our back yard to address a critter problem (rodents have been living underneath so I need to clean it and critter-proof it.) The deck seems to have been ...
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New GFCI to replace one that was in the subpanel of a hot tub

I have a dedicated 50 amp 240 v circuit to a hot tub. Had it over 15 yrs no problems. Recently the GFCI that was in the sub panel would buzz and then trip or sometimes work just fine after resetting....
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Will These Electrical Panels Support Hot Tub?

I’m trying to have a hot tub installed that requires a 50amp breaker. My main panel is a quad-throw 200amp service see photo #1 This main panel feeds 2 other sub panels - one to the garage and one to ...
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Does my hot tub wiring plan check out?

I'm looking for feedback on my electrical plans for a hot tub install. The space is in a 7 unit building located in NYC. The apartment is owned, not rented. I am planning on hiring an electrician for ...
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