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Bonding Hydro massage tubs #83899
02/23/03 10:17 PM
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harold endean  Offline OP
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Every should know that sec. 680-73 of the NEC says that you need a #8 solid copper wire to bond the motor to the water pipe. My question is would a #6 copper stranded wire be OK? What would be the harm in that? Any thoughts?

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Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs #83900
02/23/03 10:50 PM
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russ m  Offline
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I have the feeling that they require solid, because it could oxidize between the strands of stranded.
Just my guess.

Russ



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Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs #83901
02/23/03 11:02 PM
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ga.sparky56  Offline
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I think I remember seeing stamped on the lug on a jacuzzi motor"solid wire only"May be wrong tho. Russell

Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs #83902
02/24/03 03:06 PM
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Harold:
The "book" says #8 solid specifically.
I know where you are coming from, and perhaps its the "corrosion" thing if it's stranded....but according to sub-code it has to be!

John


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Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs #83903
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harold endean  Offline OP
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Every one knows what the code reads, but I sometimes wonder what the intent of the code really is? I wish that I could find out the intent of the code is and where to find it.

Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs #83904
02/24/03 10:44 PM
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Elzappr  Offline
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Nearest I can tell, that solid #8 requirement kicked in during the 71 cycle.


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