Well this is a case of "pool guy electric co" contracting out electrical work. They installed a #8 STRANDED to two underwater lights and all the metal parts (sure they did). They ran 2 3/4" conduits near where I placed a 2 gang fs box with a switch loop for the 4 post lights that were part of my job. It looks as if they are planning to use my fs box.
The pool grounding and the underwater lights were not my job.
I did install a sub panel at the pump pad using 1" pvc from a sub panel i recently mounted on the side of the home for a hot tub. I used #4 THWN to feed the 125A panel. It is protected by a 50A breaker. I did this for future expansion purposes, the breaker can be upsized if needed. I used a #8 ground from the first sub to the new panel at the pump pad.
I hardwired the 240 VAC pump with NO GFCI. I hardwired the 240 VAC HEATER UNIT with no GFCI. I used nm liquidtite for this stuff..I placed a 2 gang outlet on the back of the panel with a 20A breaker feeding a GFCI and a slave in it.
i ran a 3/4" pvc conduit from the panel to the fs box then from the panel to the 4 post lights. The post lights also have 3 outlets. I ran 1/2" pvc to all the post lights then back to the panel.
All this is protected by a 15A GFCI breaker and I used #14 THWN for these lights.
What it boils down to is I KNOW the POOL guy will bug onto my lighting/outlet circuit to feed his underwater lights. I was not asked to run him a circuit. He has no circuit over where his switch is supposed to be other than my 15A #14 wire ckt. I did not do this intentionally it just worked out that way.
I was not paid to do any of that work.
That is why I was wondering.
Thanks for the info.
[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 12-17-2004).]
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