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Old 12-11-2008, 07:40 PM   #31
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Alright guys we've had a lot of discussion about my 10 jet heated single person (sometimes 2 person if I'm lucky ) whirlpool bathtub but I need a summary if possible. Can I run a dedicated 20 amp circuit with 12/2 wire like MikeVilla did? Can I skip the Gray conduit that MikeVilla used since my goes directly to the basement and not under the house??????

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Alright guys we've had a lot of discussion about my 10 jet heated single person (sometimes 2 person if I'm lucky ) whirlpool bathtub but I need a summary if possible. Can I run a dedicated 20 amp circuit with 12/2 wire like MikeVilla did? Can I skip the Gray conduit that MikeVilla used since my goes directly to the basement and not under the house??????
Yes and yes. Install a GFCI breaker or GFCI receptacle on the circuit. You can avoid conduit (except in Chicago) if your wiring is neatly ran and not subject to physical damage in the basement (hanging down, running along walls, etc).
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Alright guys we've had a lot of discussion about my 10 jet heated single person (sometimes 2 person if I'm lucky ) whirlpool bathtub but I need a summary if possible. Can I run a dedicated 20 amp circuit with 12/2 wire like MikeVilla did? Can I skip the Gray conduit that MikeVilla used since my goes directly to the basement and not under the house??????
12-2 with ground. Make sure the ground is hooked up at your panel and to the GFCI, and bonded to the metal box if there is one.
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I understand grounding at GFCI and box but how do I bond at the metal box????
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I just looked it up on the internet. Is it an additional wire connected to the 12/2 ground wire at the receptacle box and to the box I'm installing the GFCI in????

Someone told me the other day I may have to run a ground from the metal receptacle box directly to the main ground going into the electrical box. Is that true???
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If you use a metal box just use a green grounding screw inserted into the threaded hole in the back of the box. Pigtail the ground to it and tighten it down. If you use a plastic box you don't have to worry about it.
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Yeah I didn't have to worry about that. Just used a plastic box. Good luck.

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