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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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Can I build a hot tub using lumber?

So, as it stands now I am hoping to build a hot tub from lumber. I've done ponds and makeshift pools and such, but this I want to be a lasting thing. It'll be framed and then lined with a thick rubber....
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Hot Tub Disconnect Location

I have a concrete slab which can fit a hot tub approximately at a distance of 8 feet from the main breaker panel (located outside on my porch). I assume that I will still need a separate disconnect ...
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troubleshooting a hot tub/spa that won't heat up

We have a Hotsprings/Watkins brand hottub/spa that came with the house we bought last September. At the time that we bought it, the hot tub appeared to work and heat up properly. However, now that ...
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Spa/hot tub A/C pump hums, but does not run

When I turn on the power to my hot tub at the breaker, I can hear the relays closing and the pump hums for a short while, but it doesn't turn. I recently drained and filled my hot tub. After ...
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Hooking up a 50A hot tub breaker to a 60A subpanel

I am considering adding a hot tub to my backyard. Most of the ones I've seen require a 240v 50A breaker, presumably with #6 4-wire. It would be most convenient to run the line for this from my ...
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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 ...
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Will my existing deck support the weight of a new hot tub?

I have a hot tub on my deck. I'm ready to fill it but now wondering about the weight on it. The deck is 10' wide with 2x8 joists on 16"centers. The tub is 7' x 7'. When filled with water and people ...
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Can I use a 50 amp GFCI breaker on 15 amp circuit?

I am in the process of changing my hottub over to wood heat. I have eliminated all controls and am running the pump directly from the panel on a double 15 amp breaker (240 volts). I have my existing ...
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Hot Tub Disconnect Box 220V with a neutral and ground/No neutral in main panel

I am trying to install a portable hot tub in my back yard. Starting at the tub, I ran two hots and a neutral plus ground back to the 60 amp GFCI in my disconnect box. Then, I ran the same wires back ...
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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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Power keeps cutting out to hot tub

I have an outdoor Hydropool hot tub and have recently been having an issue with power. It seems that periodically a build up of 'gunk' (my technical term for it) builds up around one of the ...
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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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What size replacement fuse is required for this hot tub?

I recently had a power outage that blew one of our air conditioning fuses (which we were able to fix) and one of the fuses (out of two) in our spa equipment service control board. Next to both fuse ...
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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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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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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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Is PVC conduit OK above ground to hook up a Jacuzzi?

We are hooking up a Jacuzzi and need to run # 8 wire above ground What PVC should we use to run under our house to get to the back yard? I have read Schedule 80 PVC will work.
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How to find leak in a hot tub

I have a hot tub that I know is leaking. The water level keeps dropping, and it always stops at the same spot. The challenge is that there are 5 jets at the level where the water stops dropping, so ...
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Why is my 1997 Hot Springs Sovereign hot tub not heating?

I am currently having some issues with my Hot Springs Sovereign hot tub. Well, actually just one issue, it is cold. Some more information on the tub. I am sorry to say, it has not been maintained ...
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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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How do i know if my service panel will accommodate a 240v circuit breaker

We are looking to install a hot tub and trying to find out if our service panel will accommodate a 240v circuit breaker. This is what our panel says but I do not know what all of this means: CAT ...
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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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Electrical - 50 amp abandoned wiring from hot tub connected to breaker (outside)

I have 50 amp wiring sticking up in the deck from a hot tub that was removed. The breaker is outside that it is connected to, how do I remove or terminate with a box and cover?
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Connecting a 4 wire 240+120 volt hot tub to a 3 wire 240 volt circuit

I am hooking up a hot tub, which is 4 wire 240+120 volt, using an old ac line which is 3 wire 240 volt and adding a GFCI breaker as required by the state. How do I wire that together?
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Installing sub-panel, plus hot tub to new sub

Need to install a sub-panel off a 200amp service main panel that will be situated next to each other via 1" pvc conduit from bottom of each. The sub-panel is being installed to accommodate/supply a ...
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Keeping hot tub (spa) circuit line inside attic properly

I have a house with a circuit for a backyard SPA that is no longer present. I want to remove all wiring coming down from the attic, but want to leave the fat 220V line in place (in case I need in the ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to cut this PVC line in a hot tub?

I am helping a buddy replace a filter housing, on which the lid threads have split off, in a hot tub. All of the piping is PVC. The inlet and outlet have fitting right up to the junction of the ...
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How can I treat these green spots on my hot tub?

I have a hot tub that is built into my pool. The hot tub overflows into the pool for a sort of waterfall trickle effect. I've noticed recently these green spots starting to form : What are they and ...
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220 hot tub / spa breaker question

Ok...... I had an older spa pump that went out. I also replaced the spa pack. The old spa pack had a GFCI breaker in it and the new one does not. So now I have to add gfci protection to the spa via ...
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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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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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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 heater turns off when both vents are open

My hot tub will turn on if one of the vents to the heater is shut. As soon as I open both the hot tub turns off. Any suggestions? Thanks
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What type of wire should I use to install a Jacuzzi J-345 hot tub?

I am installing electrical for a hot tub in my residence. I have a rough idea for a plan that I would like advice on. I'd appreciate your help in pointing out gaps with respect to the NEC. Hot Tub ...
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Is this the source of my hot tub leak, or just a symptom?

Background: I have a Galbocca 2-person Plug and Play HotSpa (tm?) that I imagine is quite old. It came with the house I'm renting, so I have no idea exactly how old it is, but the company doesn't ...
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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 remove big PVC coupler in hot tub

This PVC coupler is dripping enough to empty my hot tub in a few weeks. I can't figure out how to remove it. Do I need to cut? Or is there some way to get it off, put new sealing tape, and put it back?...
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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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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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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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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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Two-speed hot tub motor hums but doesn't run

Have a hot tub 2.5 years old one of the motors is 2 speed. When I push start on that one it just hums. Could it be just the capacitor. If so how can it be checked ?
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Hot tub, new pump, but jets won't work

Have a 10 yr old Four Winds, KeyWest model spa, with a Balboa GS300 control board. Spa was working great until one day the pump just made a loud, constant hum. Bought new AquaFlo 230v pump and ...
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How to remove hoses that are clamped to a water manifold in a hot-tub

I have a hot tub and a hose of the water manifold cracked off (see below on the second hose from the left that is separated from the manifold, but a part of the manifold is broken off inside). Since ...
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How to measure water pump pressure in a spa heating system?

Short version (TL;DR): how can I measure the output pressure of a water pump in a spa heating system and verify that it is within the gas heater input pressure specs? The Whole Story I'm trying to ...