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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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Coleman Maax Spa Hot code

We have a Coleman Maax Spa, about 20 years old. It is showing "Hot" on the display and the buttons don't do anything. I turned power off for a while then back on and nothing changed. ...
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Hot tub wiring plan - does my 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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Can I run multiple wires through conduit for a hot tub and an outlet?

Can I run two sets of wiring through one PVC conduit? One of the wiring will be for a hot tub and one would be for a 110 volt GCFI
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230v GFCI spa with 115v spur

Currently I have: Main breaker panel Conduit to outdoor socket, GFCI protected Onwards connection to next outdoor socket I'm having a hot tub, currently 115v plugged into the GFCI socket, upgraded ...
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Is it required to electrically ground rebar in an exterior concrete slab?

I'm looking for information / references on when exactly it is required to ground / bond the steel reinforcement in an exterior concrete pad, and how to do so. The pad I'm planning is for a hot tub / ...
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How to replace the heater/pump in an Intex PureSpa Portable Spa with a more performant one?

I have had an Intex 77in PureSpa Portable Spa for 5 years. When the heater/pump is turned on, the water temperature rises about 2 degrees (F) or so every hour, so approximately 24 hours to reach the ...
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What to do with the neutral in a 240V 2-pole hot tub disconnect?

I'm planning a hot tub installation (nothing built yet). The current plan is: 50A 240V 2 pole GFCI breaker indoors (added to existing 100A subpanel) 4-wire from subpanel to exterior disconnect (2 ...
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Max Deck Load PSF for Hot Tub

I am looking to place a 7'-10" x 9'-2" hot tub on my deck and am trying to evaluate the load capacity of the deck. Inspecting underneath the deck it looks like the load will be evenly ...
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Can Panel Handle Hot Tub - 50 amps

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..
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My inflatable hot tub says “don't use with an extension cord”… but can I?

Sadly they don't explain WHY not to use it with an extension cord. I wonder if it's to do with the risk of having such connections outside in the elements? The cord it comes with is 7m long, and ...
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How to clean my jetted tub when commercial cleaners fail?

The previous owners of our house badly negelegted the jetted tub. We recently corrected a large number of pluming issues with the tub, and are in the process of trying to get the lines to run clean. ...
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Need help with 2005 Hot Springs Spa - Only heats temporarily

breakers outside ]4[]5After reading what seems like EVERY single blog/forum/post on the internet and getting nowhere I have finally accepted my defeat and have come here to beg for your help! I ...
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Possible to convert spa pump motor to bench mounted grinder?

I just added the pictures. I would like to know if it's possible to convert a motor that came out of a spa (magnetek brand) into a bench grinder. The plug has 2 round poles, with a rectangle pole ...
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What is the recommended way of removing a siliconed in tub jet tube

I was trying to get our jetted tub back in operational order when I noticed it was leaking. After cutting a hole in the wall in the other room, I traced the leak back to a tube that was not properly ...
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Hot Tub Heater Shutdown

My hot tub shuts down with error code "dr" which my manual says is: Possible inadequate water, poor flow, or air bubbles in detected in heater. Spa is shut down for 15 minutes. The sequence of ...
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Raising hot tub to match deck height

I want to raise my hot tub to the level of my deck. My deck is 50" high and my hot tub is 29" inches high and is a smaller 4/5 person tub. I have a concrete slab in place from an old hot tub. I was ...
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How to test hot tub grounding

I'd like to test if my hot tub was connected to ground. The hot tub is underground and its electrical panel is not easily accessible. I'm trying to figure things out without access to the hot tub's ...
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50AMP GFCI to Double Pole Switch with 6AWG

I will be preparing the electrical for a new hot tub installation. I have a sub-panel inside the house in the basement literally 2-3 feet from the panel. That panel also contains a 40AMP GFCI wired to ...
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Spa Panel with 50a breaker

I had a spa panel installed when the home was built for a future spa. Now we've found a spa and it requires 60a breaker at the panel. The panel has a 50a breaker in it. The panel inside the house ...
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Solar water heating for spa - how to / pump / etc

Dear "home improvers" I would like to create my own solar heating system for spa (intex 28456, pure spa jet & bubble octagon deluxe). This spa has its own heating system together with salt water ...
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Can I wire both a 50 amp hot tub and 50 amp RV plug in the same box?

I have two projects in the works, installing a hot tub and building an RV pad. Both the RV and hot tub run on 50 amps and 220 volts. RV's plug-in but hot tubs are wired directly. Is there a single ...
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Out Building Circuit and Hot Tub Wire Run?

I have separate garage building that is fed by a 240v 50A circuit run through 1" schedule 40 to a sub panel in the garage. We are installing a hot tub off the main house but it will be located near ...
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Why am I getting an electric shock from the water in my hot tub?

I have noticed that when I touch the water of my Hot Tub when I am grounded (barefoot standing outside of tub) I am getting a very small electric shock. Using a multimeter it is reading 2Vac between ...
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Adding a hot tub which needs a 220 60 amp circuit

I reviewed some other questions - none of them seemed to be similar enough to consider. I am planning on using an electrician for this upgrade and want to be able to explain to him on the phone our ...
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Hot tub water does not get warm

We had repairs done to the hot tub. Supposedly it is good to go. I feel like there's something I should do with the control panel (buttons) in order to heat the water up. I was able to set the ...
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Deck support for a 2 man hot tub

I am looking to add a 2 person hot tub on my deck. My deck is made of all 2x6 material 12" on center floor joist, with 4x4 post and a 2x12 support band. It sits about 2 feet off the ground. The weight ...
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Do I need chemicals if I drain my hot tub after 3 days?

I'm installing a free hot tub I got and I'm looking for ways to use it without chlorine, bromine, balancers, anti-foamers, clarifiers, etc etc. I only plan on using it on weekends and my calculations ...
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Some advice on building decking for a hot tub

I am building decking 310 by 330 to support an inflatable hot tub and a gazebo. the ground slopes away from the house by roughly 10 cm/meter so will need to raise the decking about 30-40 cm at the end ...
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How to remove broken freeze plug adapter in a spa pump

This is the wet end of the Emerson pump in my Jacuzzi spa. Pictured above is a broken freeze plug adapter. The freeze plug adapter threads into the pump (lower center of pic). It broke with part of ...
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PVC pipe end cap fitting, with center hole and offset hole?

Is there such a thing as a PVC pipe reducer end cap fitting, which has a center hole and an offset hole? The purpose of the center hole is to insert a small diameter straight PVC pipe through the ...
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Hot tub heater not working and making noise

I'm working to fix a free hot tub that I got with a number of issues. Now it seems that my heater is not working and also making a clicking noise. I am wondering what peoples thoughts are on what ...
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How to properly wire GFCI Subpanel and Hot Tub

As a disclaimer, I'm aware that this is technically supposed to be done by a licensed electrician. If it's possible to do this project myself, I'm willing to accept the risks in order to save money. ...
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Leveling the base for a hot tub?

A lot of outdoor concrete slabs / patios have a slope for drainage. If you put a hot tub in such a location obviously it would also be out of level. Is there any standard or recommended way to level ...
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Does an outdoor hot tub receptacle and breaker both have to be GFCI?

I know outdoor receptacles have to be GFCI, however my hot tub manual specifically says the breaker should be GFCI (does not mention the receptacle). I know there is also a GFCI near the hot tub motor ...
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How to properly seal a leaky pump coupling on a hot tub/spa?

I've been trying to solve a leaky coupling on my hot tub's pump. The leaky coupling is above the pump (whereas the other connection on the pump runs to the heater, and is on the side of the pump). ...
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Why does my spa pump hum but not rotate?

I have a Jacuzzi spa pump model s55cxnfe-7055. When the pump turns on it hums for a few seconds then turns off. I turned the shaft using a flat head screw driver to spin the shaft right and left with ...
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Can a hot tub be installed in a utility room?

We just bought a house with a large, unfinished utility room in the basement, about 15 ft x 20 ft. The previous owner just used it for storage. It has washer/dryer hookups and contains the furnace and ...
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why doesn't my cedar hot tub rot?

I want to put a cedar wood board in my shower in order to mount soap dispensers. Of course I'd like it to look pretty and not construction-project-y. How do I prep the board for this purpose? How ...
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Gfci breaker will not turn on at hot tub disconnect

I installed a new GFCI breaker for a hot tub on the deck in a separate box from the main panel. Wired it to the hot tub . but it will not turn on. Would a wire at a lug not fully secured cause the ...
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can I turn a spa panel box into a circuit breaker box

I got rid of the hot tub and have 60A spa panel. Can I purchase guts that would make it a breaker box? Or should I just replace it with a circuit breaker box? I want to run power to my shed. Is it ...
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How much D.E. does this Jacuzzi filter need when it says “3 scoops” on the label?

This Jacuzzi filter requires "3 scoops" of diatomaceous earth. How much is that in SI units?
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Power requirements for hot tub (reading from label)

I am looking to purchase this hot tub from Craigslist and was trying to make sure I had enough power to feed it. The label on it is really confusing. From my reading, it looks like it breaks down ...
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Is my electrical panel big enough for my hot tub?

I just bought a hot tub that requires a 240 volt, 50 amp dedicated circuit. My electrical panel has a rating of 100 Amps. Max. All the breaker slots are full but I am wondering if I could consolidate ...
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Is NM-B appropriate for an outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub?

We're wiring a J-355 Jacuzzi Hot Tub and the instructions said to use 6-3 wire for a 60 amp installation. We purchased Romex 6-3 wire, type NM-B, from a local box store to run through the basement ...
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2000 Hotsprings Sovereign Will not heat

My 2000 Hotsprings Sovereign will not heat at all. Work Performed: Installed all new filters. Installed new 1.5kw/6kw replacement heater. Unhooked all hoses to make sure of no air locks. ...
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Hot tub wiring extending existing wire

I recently got a new hot tub and unfortunately the new hookup is about 2 feet further from where the old hot tub was. For various reasons it would be difficult to run new wire from the gfci breaker. ...
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Is there a min distance between spa disconnect panel and outdoor shower?

I want to put an outdoor shower between the edge of my house and the hot tub (there's about 4' of clearance). It'll just have a simple downward-facing showerhead. But my spa disconnect panel is on the ...