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04:09AM | 07/28/07
Member Since: 07/27/07
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Hi all I am hooking up an older hot tub with 6/3awg with ground wire thru a concrete block wall .Can i simply have the wire thru the wall or should it have a conduit aroud it??thanks for any help..


05:13AM | 07/28/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Hot tubs have lots of very special requirements.

One of which is that it needs an insulated ground wire, not bare.

That means that you need to run conduit.


06:13AM | 07/28/07
Member Since: 07/27/07
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thank you bill hart does the conduit have to be metal or plastic??

Tom O

10:04AM | 07/29/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
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Most homeowners find plastic much easier to work with.

Assuming that the hot tub will be outdoors, as long as your cable is in the interior of a one family dwelling, you can run the 6-3 cable and transition it to a plastic raceway by putting in a junction box just before you penetrate the wall. You will have to make splices in the box and continue with wire that is rated for a wet location such as THWN. If your work will be inspected, check with your inspector. Some of them do not object to the 6-3 penetrating the exterior wall provided that it goes into the back of the required disconnecting means.

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