ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by HotLine1. 04/24/17 05:43 PM
Old decora style outlets
by Lostazhell. 04/22/17 07:59 PM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by gfretwell. 04/22/17 01:11 PM
How do you find a good employee?
by HotLine1. 04/22/17 10:44 AM
Electrode boilers question
by SteveFehr. 04/21/17 08:32 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
234,661 Are you busy
169,372 Re: Forum
162,699 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 63 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#80148 - 03/05/02 09:04 AM bond for fountain and jacuzzi  
aldav53  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Chandler, AZ USA
On a residential home, the motor casing on a jacuzzi and a fountain needs to be bonded, does it have to come directly from the main panel or can I bond it from another ground source? Has to be continious too I belive.

The Golden Rule - "The man with the gold makes the rule"

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides

#80149 - 03/05/02 09:31 AM Re: bond for fountain and jacuzzi  
resqcapt19  Offline
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,148
Don't confuse the bonding requirement with the grounding requirement. The pump motor will require an EGC as part of the power circuit. In addition to the EGC, a #8 solid copper conductor shall be used to bond together all metal parts associated with the hydromassage tub. There is no reason to extend this #8 bonding conductor back to the service grounding system. It is only there to make sure that there can be no potential differences in voltage between conductive part of the tub. See 680-73.
See 680-53 for fountains.


#80150 - 03/05/02 10:43 PM Re: bond for fountain and jacuzzi  
aldav53  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Chandler, AZ USA
Code says to bond all metal parts motor casings etc. together with #8, the only place to bond this one is to the nearby juction box which uses 14g wire. ??

The Golden Rule - "The man with the gold makes the rule"

#80151 - 03/05/02 11:45 PM Re: bond for fountain and jacuzzi  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878

The only requirement is that they all be connected to each other. Connecting to a Grounding wire is optional. And I believe that it can be spliced with fittings listed for the purpose.


Member Spotlight
Fullerton, CA USA
Posts: 4,259
Joined: December 2000
Show All Member Profiles 

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7597 MB (Peak: 0.8909 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-04-25 04:53:23 UTC