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#94025 - 07/01/05 05:57 AM outside hot tub
sparkync Offline

Registered: 10/17/02
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Hi, been a while since I was really able to post. My computer had major problems. Seems like I'm back up and running now.
My question. I have a outside hot tub that is about 20 ft. from the breaker panel. If my memory serves me correct, I need to treat this just like a pool and run the feeder in acceptable conduit to the hot tub disconnect. And also the 220 volt motor does not require a GFCI breaker??? And how about a 120 volt recept. minimum 10 ft. from the tub and maximum of 20 ft. on a GFI. I'm seeing this requirement because 680-40 states that the provisions of Part A and Part B shall apply. Thanks .. Steve

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#94026 - 07/01/05 07:01 AM Re: outside hot tub
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Unless this thing has a humongous heater it needs a GFCI starting in 2002. Prior to that it was only "skid pack" spas that needed GFCI.

680.44 Protection.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, the outlet(s) that supplies a self-contained spa or hot tub, a packaged spa or hot tub equipment assembly, or a field-assembled spa or hot tub shall be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
(A) Listed Units. If so marked, a listed self-contained unit or listed packaged equipment assembly that includes integral ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for all electrical parts within the unit or assembly (pumps, air blowers, heaters, lights, controls, sanitizer generators, wiring, and so forth) shall be permitted without additional GFCI protection.
(B) Other Units. A field assembled spa or hot tub rated 3 phase or rated over 250 volts or with a heater load of more than 50 amperes shall not require the supply to be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
(C) Combination Pool and Spa or Hot Tub. A combination pool/hot tub or spa assembly commonly bonded need not be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter.

[This message has been edited by gfretwell (edited 07-01-2005).]
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