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
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.
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
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