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Doing a favor freebie job for another contractor. Made the mistake of pre-running my 50A circuit before tub arrived. Had to pull out about 35' run of #6 copper and 50A GFCI to replace with wiring in pick. Anyone ever seen a tub wired with two circuits?
 

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....... Anyone ever seen a tub wired with two circuits?
Plenty of times. But you can install a panel with two breakers in it, can't you.... 30a 2-pole and 20a-1 pole GFCIs?
 

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Plenty of times. But you can install a panel with two breakers in it, can't you.... 30a 2-pole and 20a-1 pole GFCIs?
Yup that's what I did. Bottom line is I jumped the gun and had to rip out part of what I already installed. Making a free job cost me even more.
 

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Yup that's what I did. Bottom line is I jumped the gun and had to rip out part of what I already installed. Making a free job cost me even more.
What did you have to rip out? Install a 3R panel with two breakers in it for shutting off the whirlypool. Leave the feeder in place.
 

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What did you have to rip out? Install a 3R panel with two breakers in it for shutting off the whirlypool. Leave the feeder in place.
I ran a circuit from house panel to a 50A GFCI disconnect. Then pulled the wire to we're the tub was going to be set. I had to pull out the #6 from the GFCI to the tub and replace the 50A GFCI with a 4 ckt sub panel with a 30 an 20A GFCI.
 

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What happened to the panel that came with it?
No idea. This tub was relocated from another residence. Disconnected by someone else.
 

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I ran a circuit from house panel to a 50A GFCI disconnect. Then pulled the wire to we're the tub was going to be set. I had to pull out the #6 from the GFCI to the tub and replace the 50A GFCI with a 4 ckt sub panel with a 30 an 20A GFCI.
:no:...your powering the hot tub sub panel with a 50A branch circuit

 

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Doing a favor freebie job for another contractor. Made the mistake of pre-running my 50A circuit before tub arrived. Had to pull out about 35' run of #6 copper and 50A GFCI to replace with wiring in pick. Anyone ever seen a tub wired with two circuits?
#10 ground between the panel and tub?
 

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#10 ? NYS Supplemental applies to us we must bond and ground #8 or larger here....
 

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That particular model incorporates stab lock connections i've seen fail here repeatedly dawgs.

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That particular model incorporates stab lock connections i've seen fail here repeatedly dawgs.

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Yup it does. Anyone know if there are other brands that are split circuit like this one? We don't do resi work so I've only done about a half dozen tubs. One being my own, so not a whole lot of experience with them.
 

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Looks like a hot springs tub to me.

They used to come with a GE sub panel, they had lots of problems with the breakers so they switched to siemans.
 
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