well, if it was the hot tub seems like the outdoor disco would've tripped ? I'd amprobe the branch side and the feeder side, but definitely meg the feeder for starters. get a megger, eh ?
Stupid question but have you checked your service conductor size? Did a job last year where we thought we were going to have to trench through rocks and trees and across a driveway. Turned out the existing conductors were good enough to bump it up to 150A and that's all we needed (the guy added crazy amounts of floor warming during his reno). Added a small panel to be used as a main, fed the floor warming to that, and then treated the existing panel as a sub.I still have a CEB panel in my house.. Every year or so I snug the breaker screws, they seem to loosen ever so slightly on their own.
Gotta replace the panel one day, but can't decide if I want to spend the cash to upgrade to 200A or leave it at 100A. I have underground service which goes straight across my front yard.
100A is plenty, but electric cars throw a wrench in the demand calculation. Easy to get 200A here, just costs a lot.100 amp is fine eh?
Good point, I should look today.. would be nice to get more power in the panel, but not have to upgrade the line.Turned out the existing conductors were good enough to bump it up to 150A and that's all we needed (the guy added crazy amounts of floor warming during his reno).
Wife's family is having an issue with their hot tub where the breaker is getting ridiculously hot. To the point that it smells like burning plastic. Sometimes it trips, other times it does not. Breaker was replaced at Christmas.
200A Sylvania Panel.
Tub is coming off a 50A breaker to a 50A Eaton GFCI disco. 6/3 copper from panel to disco - 6/3 copper all the way to the tub in PVC.
Tub rated at 42A. Nameplate states to use 6/3 copper.
Checked all connections. Don't have a megger with me.
Can't run the tub because it was **** down and winterized in January because of the breaker overhearing issue. Rural property means no fire service!
Any more troubleshooting ideas? Attached a picture of the previous spot the breaker occupied.