07:03AM | 10/26/02
Member Since: 10/25/02
3 lifetime posts
I will be placing my new hot tub on my deck. I have installed a 50 amp GFCI breaker 7 feet from the hot tub edge. The GFCI is located under the stairs of the two level deck (the hot tub will be on the lower level). What kind of cable do I have to run (I assume AWG #6) and do I have to run this underground from the GFCI to the deck edge? This area (under the stairs) is not in any walkway. It is totally enclosed and there is an access door. Can I use UF to run under the deck and come up by the electrical connection to the tub. If I can't go under the deck w/o burying the cable (that is not an option) I assume I can put it on top of the deck inside a flexible conduit. Any advice. P.S. I live in Michigan

Bill Addiss

09:38AM | 10/26/02
Member Since: 09/12/02
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Connection to the tub should be via a conduit system (not a cord or cable, and installed so as not to be a tripping hazard) with individual insulated wires inside and the disconnect must be within sight of the tub. It is not very clear to me what your situation is exactly. Because there are so many specific rules (and there may be other issues you are not aware of) it would be in your best interest to consult with a local Inspector and/or a Qualified Electrician.


[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited October 26, 2002).]


09:58AM | 10/26/02
Member Since: 10/25/02
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So as long as it is in a conduit it can be on top of the ground underneath the deck then? What about the run from the GFCI to get under the deck(about 1.5 ft)?

[This message has been edited by Bones1982 (edited October 26, 2002).]

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