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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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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? [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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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 ...