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Installing a Panel for a Hot Tub

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Installing a Panel for a Hot Tub: I want to add a panel for a hot tub, some outlets and lights. Should I run a 100A service panel so I can supply power for all these circuits?

Hot Tub Panel

Electrical Question: I want to add a panel for a hot tub, some outlets and lights. Should I run a 100A service panel so I can supply power for all these circuits?

This electrical wiring question came from Eric, in Walton, Kentucky.
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Additional Comments: Simple and straight forward. I like it!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Eric.

Installing a Panel for a Hot Tub

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Application: Adding a Sub Panel for a Hot Tub.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for installing the sub-panel.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and size of the panel and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing electrical wiring within the immediate area that may interfere with the installation of the sub panel should be identified and turned OFF and Tagged if necessary. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Installing electrical wiring for either a hot tub or a sub-panel must be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and the work will require inspections.

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