How to Safely Disconnect Hot Tub Wiring
Removing Hot Tub Circuit Wiring: We removed our hot tub, what should I do with the electrical wiring?
Disconnecting Hot Tub Wiring
Electrical Question: We removed our hot tub, what should I do with the electrical wiring?
- We just got rid of a hot tub and now I am left with the 220 line going to our pool deck.
- Before we tore down the hot tub, I turned off the circuit breaker at the panel they installed on the outside of the house. It provided 220 for the hot tube and runs independently from the main panel.
- What is the proper way to make this safe? I capped the ends of the line where it connected to the hot tub and left the circuit off, then I put a lock on the panel box. Is this safe enough or should I pull the breaker out completely?
- I realize the bar is still hot but other than messing around with the main supply from the pole I’m not sure what else to do.
This electrical wiring question came from Steve, in Fort Myers, Florida.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.
Disconnecting Hot Tub Circuit Wires
Application: Disconnect the Electrical Wiring to a Hot Tub.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical project is best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
The following is the basic process of how an electrician removes Hot Tub Circuit Wiring. If the hot tub circuit will no longer be used for any purpose then the wiring to the circuit breaker should be disconnected or completely removed by a qualified electrician.
- Removing Hot Tub Circuit Wiring
- Unused electrical wiring, especially in an outdoor location in a pool area should be completely removed to eliminate any possibility of accidental energizing which could lead to several hazardous conditions.
- At the electrical panel the hot tub circuit is located and turned off.
- The electrical wiring that was installed from the hot tub disconnect panel box to the hot tub enclosure should be pulled out and removed.
- The circuit breaker feeding the hot tub panel should be clearly identified as Unused, and turned off and marked as a Spare breaker.
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