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Old 10-23-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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I just installed a 10 year old SunDance hot tub on concrete patio. Installed disconnect with #6-2 w/ground according to manual. Home Depot said I could use #8-2 w/ground to hookup from disconnect to hot tub. I ran wire in liquid-tite conduit and filled up tub and got shocked when running. To small wire? Or something else?

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Old 10-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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Something else.

A hot tub is not a good place to start for someone that does not know anything about electrical work. PLEASE hire an electrician to make this right.

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I just installed a 10 year old SunDance hot tub on concrete patio. Installed disconnect with #6-2 w/ground according to manual. Home Depot said I could use #8-2 w/ground to hookup from disconnect to hot tub. I ran wire in liquid-tite conduit and filled up tub and got shocked when running. To small wire? Or something else?
Jesus, man. Something else. I'm all in favor of people DIYing whenever possible, but you need to turn off the circuit breaker and call a licensed electrician. This is bad, and you can't solve it safely.
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I just installed a 10 year old SunDance hot tub on concrete patio. Installed disconnect with #6-2 w/ground according to manual. Home Depot said I could use #8-2 w/ground to hookup from disconnect to hot tub. I ran wire in liquid-tite conduit and filled up tub and got shocked when running. To small wire? Or something else?
What does the manual for the hot tub state? The idiots at Home Depot could not find their butt from their foot, no matter how hard they tried. Never listen to them.
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Something else and you may allready created few major code volations so the best answer is get the electrician to assit you on this one.

This is more than just a basic stuff on hot tub there is a bit of rules we have to follow.

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At a minimum you have the wrong cable feeding the tub.

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