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Sauna/GFI? #89710
10/16/04 01:15 AM
10/16/04 01:15 AM
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aldav53  Offline OP
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Chandler, AZ USA
Spas and hot tubs need a GFI, but does a Dry Sauna? This one is 25a 240v. Could not find it in the NEC.


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Re: Sauna/GFI? #89711
10/16/04 01:52 AM
10/16/04 01:52 AM
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e57  Offline
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Off the top of my head I say yes, as normal operation involves jumping into the pool afterward. [Linked Image] You know barefoot and wet with sweat, and operating the controls, etc.

As for the code on that, I don't really know.......... Can't find anything either. But for a steam one you do, per manufactures instructions at least.


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Re: Sauna/GFI? #89712
10/16/04 10:34 AM
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According to the search engine in my electronic 2002 handbook, the word "sauna" does not exist in the NEC. If this sauna does not incorporate a pool or spa I say no.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Sauna/GFI? #89713
10/16/04 11:30 AM
10/16/04 11:30 AM
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aldav53  Offline OP
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I would think if it were a steam sauna you might need a GFI, but a dry sauna probably not.


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Re: Sauna/GFI? #89714
10/16/04 09:03 PM
10/16/04 09:03 PM
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aldav53  Offline OP
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I went ahead and installed a GFI just to be on the safe side.


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Re: Sauna/GFI? #89715
10/17/04 07:08 AM
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velect  Offline
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st joseph mi usa
Dry sauna do not require a GFCI but do require a disconnect or a lockout on the panel breaker if not in sight

Re: Sauna/GFI? #89716
10/18/04 03:14 PM
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Yoopersup  Offline
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Michigan
100% Finnish here , Spent many hrs in da Sauna! Disconnect within sight of the Controller ,No GFI but a Cedar Branch IS Required!!!

Re: Sauna/GFI? #89717
10/18/04 09:21 PM
10/18/04 09:21 PM
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George Little  Offline
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Michigan USA
Okay- I'll bite, What's with the cedar branch and why do you need it? Must be a Yooper thingee.


George Little
Re: Sauna/GFI? #89718
10/18/04 10:08 PM
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ElectricAL  Offline
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Minneapolis, MN USA
Self flagelation.


Al Hildenbrand
Re: Sauna/GFI? #89719
10/19/04 07:12 AM
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Michigan
You hit yourself with Cedar Branchs in the sauna Causes the Blood to flow Better,A Finnsh custom. A finn from the U.P.

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