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#83899 - 02/23/03 07:17 PM Bonding Hydro massage tubs
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Every should know that sec. 680-73 of the NEC says that you need a #8 solid copper wire to bond the motor to the water pipe. My question is would a #6 copper stranded wire be OK? What would be the harm in that? Any thoughts?

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#83900 - 02/23/03 07:50 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs
russ m Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 165
Loc: Burbank,IL,USA
I have the feeling that they require solid, because it could oxidize between the strands of stranded.
Just my guess.


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#83901 - 02/23/03 08:02 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs
ga.sparky56 Offline

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 582
Loc: young harris georgia usa
I think I remember seeing stamped on the lug on a jacuzzi motor"solid wire only"May be wrong tho. Russell

#83902 - 02/24/03 12:06 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
The "book" says #8 solid specifically.
I know where you are coming from, and perhaps its the "corrosion" thing if it's stranded....but according to sub-code it has to be!


#83903 - 02/24/03 07:06 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Every one knows what the code reads, but I sometimes wonder what the intent of the code really is? I wish that I could find out the intent of the code is and where to find it.

#83904 - 02/24/03 07:44 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs
Elzappr Offline

Registered: 12/20/01
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Nearest I can tell, that solid #8 requirement kicked in during the 71 cycle.


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