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luigi222

09:52AM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 11/21/02
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I would like to add a whirlpool tub in a basement bathroom. One end of the tub would be installed on the same wall as the main 200A panel (directly underneath it). The panel is about 5' up the wall, the tub rim sits about 24" up the wall. Of course GFCI would be have to be used for the pump motor.

My question is there any limitation on how close this sits to the main breaker panel or what needs to be done to install this properly.

Thank you.

(Please include any NEC references)

Tom O

01:20PM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
You probably already have a code violation by having the main panel in a bathroom. 230.70(A)(2) applies "Service disconnecting means shall not be installed in bathrooms."

To make a proper installation, move this panel out of the bathroom & then you don't have to worry about how close to the panel the hot tub is located.

Tom

[This message has been edited by Tom O (edited November 22, 2002).]



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