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Old 03-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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I am wiring an addition that has a contrete pit built so that at a later date the home owner can set a 120v 20amp spa in there. Since it is not 220 do I still need to keep the plug 5' from waters edge? Also if installing recessed lighing is it required to put in shower trims above a portable spa?
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I am wiring an addition that has a contrete pit built so that at a later date the home owner can set a 120v 20amp spa in there. Since it is not 220 do I still need to keep the plug 5' from waters edge? Also if installing recessed lighing is it required to put in shower trims above a portable spa?
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680.43 Indoor Installations. A spa or hot tub installed indoors
shall comply with the provisions of Parts I and II of this
article except as modified by this section and shall be connected
by the wiring methods of Chapter 3.
Exception No. 1: Listed spa and hot tub packaged units
rated 20 amperes or less shall be permitted to be cord-andplug-
connected to facilitate the removal or disconnection of
the unit for maintenance and repair.
Exception No. 2: The equipotential bonding requirements
for perimeter surfaces in 680.26(B)(2) shall not apply to a
listed self-contained spa or hot tub installed above a finished
floor.
(A) Receptacles. At least one 125-volt, 15- or 20-ampere
receptacle on a general-purpose branch circuit shall be located
not less than 1.83 m (6 ft) from, and not exceeding
3.0 m (10 ft) from, the inside wall of the spa or hot tub.
(1) Location. Receptacles shall be located at least 1.83 m
(6 ft) measured horizontally from the inside walls of the spa
or hot tub.
(2) Protection, General. Receptacles rated 125 volts and
30 amperes or less and located within 3.0 m (10 ft) of the
inside walls of a spa or hot tub shall be protected by a groundfault
circuit interrupter.
(3) Protection, Spa or Hot Tub Supply Receptacle. Receptacles
that provide power for a spa or hot tub shall be
ground-fault circuit-interrupter protected.
(4) Measurements. In determining the dimensions in this
section addressing receptacle spacings, the distance to be
measured shall be the shortest path the supply cord of an
appliance connected to the receptacle would follow without
piercing a floor, wall, ceiling, doorway with hinged or sliding
door, window opening, or other effective permanent barrier.
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680.43(B) Installation of Luminaires, Lighting Outlets, and
Ceiling-Suspended (Paddle) Fans.
(1) Elevation. Luminaires, except as covered in
680.43(B)(2), lighting outlets, and ceiling-suspended
(paddle) fans located over the spa or hot tub or within 1.5 m
(5 ft) from the inside walls of the spa or hot tub shall comply
with the clearances specified in (B)(1)(a), (B)(1)(b), and
(B)(1)(c) above the maximum water level.
(a) Without GFCI. Where no GFCI protection is provided,
the mounting height shall be not less than 3.7 m
(12 ft).
(b) With GFCI. Where GFCI protection is provided,
the mounting height shall be permitted to be not less than
2.3 m (7 ft 6 in.).
(c) Below 2.3 m (7 ft 6 in.). Luminaires meeting the
requirements of item (1) or (2) and protected by a groundfault
circuit interrupter shall be permitted to be installed
less than 2.3 m (7 ft 6 in.) over a spa or hot tub:
(1) Recessed luminaires with a glass or plastic lens, nonmetallic
or electrically isolated metal trim, and suitable
for use in damp locations
(2) Surface-mounted luminaires with a glass or plastic globe,
a nonmetallic body, or a metallic body isolated from contact,
and suitable for use in damp locations
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I am wiring an addition that has a contrete pit built so that at a later date the home owner can set a 120v 20amp spa in there. Since it is not 220 do I still need to keep the plug 5' from waters edge? Also if installing recessed lighing is it required to put in shower trims above a portable spa?
Do you understand what the "required" distance a receptacle needs to be from a pool...or spa, is for?
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I am wiring an addition that has a contrete pit built so that at a later date the home owner can set a 120v 20amp spa in there. Since it is not 220 do I still need to keep the plug 5' from waters edge? Also if installing recessed lighing is it required to put in shower trims above a portable spa?

#1 There is no tub.
#2 there is no spa.
#3 What does it matter?
#4 I'm gonna make a run way in my drive way when I buy out my Neighbors and get the plan approved.

Do I need to notify the FAA?
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I am wiring an addition that has a contrete pit built so that at a later date the home owner can set a 120v 20amp spa in there. Since it is not 220 do I still need to keep the plug 5' from waters edge? Also if installing recessed lighing is it required to put in shower trims above a portable spa?

Sorry! that was 'poopey' of me. To respond that way.
I may have trouble sleeping.
But then again-- most likely not.

ire with anticipation. for your own behalf. not them.
Otherwise...you are working for free.

Coz you know.... Thier pipe dreams are bigger than yours.
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