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Old 11-17-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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We talked about the Disconnect for my hot tub here the other day. I went to get one. There were a number of the AC disconnects - cheap about $7, but they were not setup for top access because they were outdoor boxes, so no top KO.

I need to be able to run in a KO in the bottom and out a KO in the top. So I got a small BR panel. The GF is going in my main CH panel. So this is just for the in room disconnect.

The BR panel was empty and I got a 50AMP BR breaker for it. The box looks like this:
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The breaker switch is exposed in this panel, the cover does not cover up the breaker switch.

Will this be ok to use as my hot tub disconnect?

Only concern I had is that it has no ground bar, so I was going to get clamp and grounding screw to bond the ground to the box.

I just want to make sure this box is ok before I put it in place.

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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Is this disconnect going to be mounted outdoors? It does not look like a NEMA 3R enclosure.

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Is this disconnect going to be mounted outdoors? It does not look like a NEMA 3R enclosure.
Sorry. Indoors, same house as the main panel, this is just to satisify the disconnect requirment.

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You sure have a knack for overkill.
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You sure have a knack for overkill.
Suprisingly it was only $18 with the breaker, $10 for the box, and $8 for the breaker. I would have gladly used the $7 one if it had top of the box access.



Back to work bending 3/4 EMT for the hot tub. Complicated bend I am working on, if I get it right, I will have to take a photo and upload it.

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Is the hot tub indoor or outdoor?
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Is the hot tub indoor or outdoor?
He already answered that question, indoors.

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Back to work bending 3/4 EMT for the hot tub. Complicated bend I am working on, if I get it right, I will have to take a photo and upload it.

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Please do show us your work!

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