Installing an Electrical Circuit for a Whirlpool Tub
How to Install an Electrical Circuit for a Whirlpool Tub: Where a 240 volt circuit is required with a neutral a 3-wire cable with a ground must be installed, 4 wires in all.
Components of a Whirlpool Electrical Circuit
Electrical Question: I am installing a model 2004 whirlpool outside on my patio.
- Where it was removed from had 3 wire 6 gauge cable run from the house to a box outside with a 50 a GFI.
- This box had a ground wire ran to a ground stake.
- Then 6 gauge cable ran about 6 ft to the whirlpool.
- On new install we were going to run 6 gauge 3wire with a ground to 50a GFI box.
- Then 6 gauge 3-wire cable 6 ft to whirlpool.
- Inside panel at the whirlpool it has 2 lugs for hot and a ground lug strip.
- Outside of panel on same box is another ground lug strip.
- Should we connect neutral to inside ground strip and ground to strip outside box?
- Both should be same electrically.
- And should this unit have its own ground stake?
Background: Charles , a Homeowner from Anderson, Indiana.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Charles.
How to Install an Electrical Circuit for a Whirlpool Tub
- The ground and neutral must be separated.
- Where a 240 volt circuit is required with a neutral a 3-wire cable with a ground must be installed, 4 wires in all.
- The ground should run back to the panel where the circuit originates and be bonded.
- Make sure you get a permit to install the electrical circuit wiring and have an inspection.
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