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intresting post on other site #45276
11/22/04 11:50 AM
11/22/04 11:50 AM
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slumlordworker  Offline OP
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south bend indiana
I am going to run a dedicated circuit to a hot tub (60 amp) load center/GFCI disconnect.

Questions:

Can I use cable type THHN or do I have to use something like USE? Would this be classified as a service wire when carrying power to the disconnect? Can I run more than just the spa off of the feeders to the spa disconnect?

Thanks,

seems like the fire department might get involved

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Re: intresting post on other site #45277
11/22/04 06:48 PM
11/22/04 06:48 PM
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DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
Are you having a new service (meter and all) installed for the hot tub? If not, then it's not a service.

How are you getting the power to the tub?

Will it be in a raceway?

Will it be run underground?

Too many variables in your post to start to give answers, except for the question about it being considered a service...

Re: intresting post on other site #45278
11/22/04 07:38 PM
11/22/04 07:38 PM
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mustangelectric  Offline
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Posts: 494
Bentonville, AR
Hi,
I did not see in your post WHERE the spa was located? That is VERY important. You are possibly talking about two different wiring methods. Forget about using SE cable. What is this THHN cable you are talking about? Multi-Conductor Cable for a cable tray or conduit?

What is your experience level? Are you licensed at all?

Spas are tricky and expensive to wire up.

There is more to this than you may have first thought.

-regards

Mustang



[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 11-22-2004).]


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Re: intresting post on other site #45279
11/22/04 09:15 PM
11/22/04 09:15 PM
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BigB  Offline
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Tucson, AZ USA
Look at the topic, I think he is quoting a post from a DIY site for discussion.

Re: intresting post on other site #45280
11/23/04 08:54 AM
11/23/04 08:54 AM
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slumlordworker  Offline OP
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south bend indiana
sorry for not quoting this but this was an intresting post that I found at a diy site that i found intresting.

yes I am licensed and have about 11 years in the field


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