Hot Tub Circuit Wiring Requirements
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.© By: Dave Rongey
Electrical Wiring for a Hot Tub
[ad#block]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.
- The cable from the breaker panel has three #6 or #8 insulated wires (red, black, and white) and 1 uninsulated ground wire that is #12.
- I expected to see all wires the same size. Do I need to replace the cable feeding the spa box with one that has a ground wire the same size as the current carrying conductors?
This electrical question came from: John, a Homeowner from Richmond, California
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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