||08-11-2012 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by amywill
we have to install an outlet for a jetted bathtub and need to know if there is a distance requirement for the elec. outlet. The tub came with a power cord with a plug (110) attached so do we have to install a dedicated plug, on the wall or the floor and can it be a regular GFCI plug on a standard circuit? Where does it need to be placed.
Lets start with the basics, the manual will state whether or not you need a dedicated circuit, but most likely yes... It must be GFCI protected
, A receptacle generally gets installed within the decking of the tub... You could install a GFCI receptacle within this space, but it's not ideal, because of testing the GFCI monthly, and in fact a code violation in Connecticut, so I recommend a GFCI breaker in the panel for the tub... thats the gist of it...
Also, the electrical equipment shall be accessible without damaging the building structure or building finish, in other words, you need permanent access to the motor.