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Old 12-03-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Im going to wire in a hot tub and set up a disconnect outside. Now I have heard you can go off of the load side of the meter box and I have had other people tell me its a no no. I have no problem going to the panel for power. but if I can do it faster I would rather do that seeing as im not getting paid for this . His panel is an old zinsco panel and im pretty sure there is no more space a subpanel is not the best option b.c he wants to keep it as cheap as possible any help thanks


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Old 12-03-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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NO, you CANNOT go off the meter. I'm not sure where you heard this.

Paid or not, I hope you at least have insurance. A hot tub is no place to be messing around if you really don't know what you are doing. ESPECIALLY if you are doing it for someone else.
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