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Hot Tub Circuit Wiring Requirements


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

When installing the Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Hot Tub it is very important to select the right cable and to make sure it is properly grounded with GFCI protection.

Electrical Wiring for a Hot Tub

Electrical Wiring: Several years ago, I upgraded my service panel to 200A. I also had spa box installed in anticipation of installing hot tub. Just now getting ready to install hot tub and found something that does not look right.

This electrical question came from: John, a Homeowner from Richmond, California

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question John.

Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Hot Tub

John, the ground wire is not required to be the same size as the service conductor wires for this circuit.

When installing the Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Hot Tub it is very important to select the right cable and to make sure it is properly grounded with GFCI protection.

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