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Old 09-01-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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why do i need to ground anything metal to my tub I have a metal frame gazebo on my patio Do i need to ground this?

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How close is it to the hot tub ?
There is a requirement for a bonding grid 3' around the hot tub

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the gazebo is rite next to the hot tub
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the gazebo is rite next to the hot tub
Then the gazebo needs to be connected to the bonding grid.
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You will have to bring the bonding conductor from the pump motour to the gazebo post.

You use the same conductor as green conductor to the pump motor or bare conductor { useally 6 or 10mm˛ ( #10 or #8 AWG } unless you have bare 16mm˛ { #6 AWG } from spa subpanel to the pump motour or frame location that one of few locations you bonded it.

The reason why to bond it due keep the voltage graduent to minuim.

Don't ever think about ground rods it is not bentifal in this useage.

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why do i need to ground anything metal to my tub I have a metal frame gazebo on my patio Do i need to ground this?
No, you need to BOND it like the others have stated.
Bonding and grounding are two different things, especially with respect to pools and spas.

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