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#83899 - 02/23/03 11:17 PM Bonding Hydro massage tubs  
harold endean  Offline
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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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#83900 - 02/23/03 11:50 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs  
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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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#83901 - 02/24/03 12:02 AM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs  
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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


#83902 - 02/24/03 04:06 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs  
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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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#83903 - 02/24/03 11:06 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs  
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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.


#83904 - 02/24/03 11:44 PM Re: Bonding Hydro massage tubs  
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Nearest I can tell, that solid #8 requirement kicked in during the 71 cycle.



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