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Old 03-26-2009, 05:56 AM   #46
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Not having read the other 44 posts, I just wanted to mention that, it is ok to run NM on the interior of the house(including crawl space) for a hot tub. When it comes out it needs to be changed to an insulated ground. When I do it, I make the joints under the house, not at a jb right where it comes through the wall.


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Old 03-26-2009, 06:26 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by YerDugliness View Post
That's been my issue all along, since this hot-tub is going to be in a water-rich environment, I thought it would need a grounding rod or two....if all I needed to do was run a grounding wire from somewhere like a mounting bolt for the hot tub's motor to a ground rod at the side of the deck, that would be an easy matter, but somebody said it has to be run from the service panel to the spa's shutoff box and then connected from there to the grounding rod....that makes it a WHOLE lot more trouble, necessitating either a separate circuit or at least running a separate insulated grounding wire from the service panel when I run the electrical supply wiring to the shutoff box.

So, I'm confused again....that's what I get for doing my own thinking !

Would photos help? I will be at the house in about 2 weeks and can take photos to post here. It's an easy matter to get photos of the meter box and it's connections for the supply lines for the garage and the house, and the inside of the supply box in the house.

Anything to end this confusion.....I've been searching and every time I feel like I've understood it, this happens---I end up feeling like a !!

One very confused Dugly
I was referring to the overall electric system, not the hot tub
I've never heard of a hot tub requiring a ground rod for its feed
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Edit: Removing my question, because it was answered by Jim Port in my other thread.


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