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Hot Tub Circuit Ground Wire

Does a Hot Tub require a separate ground wire from the main panel? How to Bond the Ground Wire for a Hot Tub Circuit, Connection to the Ground Terminal, Separate Neutral and Ground Wires, Hot Tube Circuit Cable Size.

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Ground Wire of a Hot Tub Circuit
Electrical Question: Does a Hot Tub require a separate ground wire from the main panel?

This electrical wiring question came from: Barry, an Electrician from Vancouver B.C Canada.

Additional Comments: Dave, I am a licensed electrician, I just have been out of the trade for about 12 years. What I have read is very interesting, I wish this was all available when I was in the trade. Thanks Barry.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Barry, and Welcome Back to the Electrical Trade!

How to Bond the Ground Wire for a Hot Tub Circuit

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Application: Bonding the Ground Wire System of a Hot Tub.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, Continuity Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install the hot tub wiring.
Notice: Installing hot tub circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

The Importance of Bonding the Ground Wire

In reality, a wire is just simply a wire, however once a wire is connected then it has a special purpose. In the case of a ground wire, the ground wire by itself will not provide the bond to the ground of the earth unless there is a bond. This is the importance of a bonded ground system of every electrical circuit, and most importantly, the electrical system.

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