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Old 09-27-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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I have a hot tub whose nameplate says 48 amps. The panel is a zynsco. So i would say to put it on a 60 amp breaker with a 4-3 copper cable running over to a 60amp gfci disconnect. This is to be fished in through existing sheetrocked walls. So i can't really do it in conduit. What kind of cable should i be looking for? I havn't seen a 4-3 copper cable

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Old 09-28-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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For the spa/hot tub useage there are few specfic rules you will have to follow and they are pretty strict on this one.

I am not too sure about two pole 60 amp Zinsco breaker can able use with 25mm˛ { #4 AWG } conductors

Are you using the 25mm˛triplex { 4-3 NM cable } or other types ?? and there is one gotcha the NM cable only can use indoor side but once it get outdoor you will have to change to THHN/THWN with four conductor type { Black , Red , White et Green } Sorry no bare conductor allowed on outdoor spa useage this is very specfic in the code.

And I am pretty sure the Zinsco do not make GFCI verison of 60 amp unit at all so you will need a GFCI at the spa disconnection location this is crictal for safety reason.

How far is the load centre to the spa is ???

let us know few details then we will go from there.

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I have a hot tub whose nameplate says 48 amps. The panel is a zynsco. So i would say to put it on a 60 amp breaker with a 4-3 copper cable running over to a 60amp gfci disconnect. This is to be fished in through existing sheetrocked walls. So i can't really do it in conduit. What kind of cable should i be looking for? I havn't seen a 4-3 copper cable
You need a 50 amp circuit not a 60 amp circuit. You could use 6/3 NM (Romex). Make sure its GFCI protected.
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You need a 50 amp circuit not a 60 amp circuit. You could use 6/3 NM (Romex). Make sure its GFCI protected.

6/3 would sure be a lot cheaper. My overcurrent doesn't need to be sized at 125%?
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still wondering about this, do i need to size it 125% or not?
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No you do not need to oversize this one at all.

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