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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 direct size liquid tight conduit? 1/2 or 3/4 My local hardware store only has 1/2 in stock. Will that be too small ...
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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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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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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? [closed]

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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