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#84162 - 03/12/03 11:50 PM 1993 Code question: Re Hot tubs  
Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
I cannot find my 93 Code. The local inspector told me I cannot use NM-B for the interior wiring from the panel to the disconnect in a single family dwelling. From the DC I was going to switch to PVC and continue to the hot tub.This will feed a hot tub located on a grade level exterior slab. He could not provide a Code ref saying his book was in the car. Could someone provide a Section with a direct quote, please.

As a side note he told me that allowing a method from a later Code would be breaking the law as that Code has not been adopted. Your thoughts?

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#84163 - 03/13/03 10:47 AM Re: 1993 Code question: Re Hot tubs  
txsparky  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
I don't have a copy of 93 w/me,but.....
Just as we have to have our tools to do our job,he needs his code book with the city amendments to do his job.Not just a handful of red tags.I would tell him to get his code book out of his car if wants to start turning down work.


#84164 - 03/15/03 03:26 PM Re: 1993 Code question: Re Hot tubs  
harold endean  Offline
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Boonton, NJ

The 1993 NEC sec. 680-40 Outdoor Installation. A spa or hot tub shall comply with provisions of part A and B. Then if you look back into section A & B it talks about grounding for a motor or a panel. This is why you need to know which section of the code he is failing you for. Is he calling the spa outside "wiring to a motor"? or "wiring to a panel"?

#84165 - 03/16/03 09:45 PM Re: 1993 Code question: Re Hot tubs  
Jim M  Offline
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Chestertown, MD, USA

I wish I knew. This guy is no ball of fire so I don't expect much help. It doesn't matter now. I roughed in with PVC for the future and stopped before penetrating the vinyl siding.

Would you consider the wiring area around the terminals a panelboard? Using the definitions of a panelboard, I don't think this would be a panelboard. It does not have OC protection

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