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#11988 - 07/28/02 03:57 PM Spa Tub Bonding  
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No frills.....remodel job, framed for spa tub, sheet rocked except under framing, 20 GFI breaker protected seperate circuit, bonding to cold water pipe under framing but when I went under frame to do the bonding found copper pipe coming off of plastic water pipe. Am I bonding with this scenario? Must I go back to somewhere where the pipe is totally copper? BTW this is on the 16th floor of a high rise. doubt I could find any copper other than what comes out of the walls. This is a concern to me in Florida. Most water mains are PVC. This has probably been discussed before but I need to do this right and also to explain it to my apprentice. Thanks for your help, Tom


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#11989 - 07/31/02 05:59 AM Re: Spa Tub Bonding  
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Was this a really dumb question or am I in the wrong Forum? I can find the answer without coming here but I thought it would make a good subject for others also. With the new format you have maybe I should have asked in the "Code" forum. Have a safe day all, Tom


#11990 - 07/31/02 06:53 AM Re: Spa Tub Bonding  
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Tom,
part 4 of 680 (680.40) would have 680.26 apply, part B of 680.26 seems to imply that you are bonding......does that answer your Q?


#11991 - 07/31/02 01:47 PM Re: Spa Tub Bonding  
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Tom,

My understanding is that the concern is with bonding everything (metal objects) in the vicinity of the Tub itself. It has its own EGC through the supply and GFCI protection.

Bill


#11992 - 08/02/02 05:35 PM Re: Spa Tub Bonding  
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Sparky and Bill, Thank you both for your replies. They were what I was looking for.

Thanks again,
Tom



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