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bubble cover for 120V GFCI spa cord end #45950
12/09/04 03:16 PM
12/09/04 03:16 PM
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royta  Offline OP
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I got a call for another 120V spa. This time, the recep will be located in a wet area instead of a damp area, so I need a bubble cover. Unfortunately, the unit has a GFCI cord end. Why is this? You have to have a GFCI recep anyway. I guess for the older homes that were built prior to GFCI outlets being required outside. However, it has a NEMA 5-20P end, so those older homes probably wouldn't have the 20A recep that would accept both a NEMA 5-15P and the NEMA 5-20P. Anyway, the cord end is about 4.75" tall from center of plug terminals, to the ottom of assembly. It is 2 3/8" wide, and 1 3/4" deep. I need a single gang bubble cover that hangs down at least two or three inches below the bottom of the bell box.

Any suggestions, besides changing the cord end?

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Re: bubble cover for 120V GFCI spa cord end #45951
12/09/04 03:23 PM
12/09/04 03:23 PM
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mvrandazzo  Offline
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That's exactly what I did. Change the device to a single NEMA 5-20R and cut off the end of the cord and replace it. With the weight of the GFCI end of the cord pulling on the recepticle it will eventually fail anyway.

GOD Bless and
Merry CHRISTmas
Mark Randazzo

Re: bubble cover for 120V GFCI spa cord end #45952
12/09/04 11:05 PM
12/09/04 11:05 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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The only situation about the solution may be that the MFG warranty is voided by cutting off the molded factory cord end.

Not saying this is a fact all the time, but I have instances of warranty void decisions on modified factory cords

Can't say I ever came accross a 'oversized' bubble cover.

John


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Re: bubble cover for 120V GFCI spa cord end #45953
12/10/04 12:20 AM
12/10/04 12:20 AM
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OreElect  Offline
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Ive ended up putting GFCI breaker and a 6-20R with a bubble cover.It has allowed the factory GFCI cord cap to fit.

Re: bubble cover for 120V GFCI spa cord end #45954
12/13/04 03:11 PM
12/13/04 03:11 PM
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"The only situation about the solution may be that the MFG warranty is voided by cutting off the molded factory cord end."

You're correct, Hotline1. The spa I cut the cord on was quite a few years old and had burned the plug because of a bad connection. It was hanging for years. My bad!

Merry CHRISTmas,
Mark Randazzo


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