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#89710 - 10/15/04 11:15 PM Sauna/GFI?
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Spas and hot tubs need a GFI, but does a Dry Sauna? This one is 25a 240v. Could not find it in the NEC.
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#89711 - 10/15/04 11:52 PM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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Off the top of my head I say yes, as normal operation involves jumping into the pool afterward. You know barefoot and wet with sweat, and operating the controls, etc.

As for the code on that, I don't really know.......... Can't find anything either. But for a steam one you do, per manufactures instructions at least.
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#89712 - 10/16/04 08:34 AM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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According to the search engine in my electronic 2002 handbook, the word "sauna" does not exist in the NEC. If this sauna does not incorporate a pool or spa I say no.
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#89713 - 10/16/04 09:30 AM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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I would think if it were a steam sauna you might need a GFI, but a dry sauna probably not.
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#89714 - 10/16/04 07:03 PM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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I went ahead and installed a GFI just to be on the safe side.
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#89715 - 10/17/04 05:08 AM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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Dry sauna do not require a GFCI but do require a disconnect or a lockout on the panel breaker if not in sight

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#89716 - 10/18/04 01:14 PM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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100% Finnish here , Spent many hrs in da Sauna! Disconnect within sight of the Controller ,No GFI but a Cedar Branch IS Required!!!

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#89717 - 10/18/04 07:21 PM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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Okay- I'll bite, What's with the cedar branch and why do you need it? Must be a Yooper thingee.
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#89718 - 10/18/04 08:08 PM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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Self flagelation.
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#89719 - 10/19/04 05:12 AM Re: Sauna/GFI?
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You hit yourself with Cedar Branchs in the sauna Causes the Blood to flow Better,A Finnsh custom. A finn from the U.P.

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