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Old 06-24-2009, 09:00 PM   #16
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PS- the wire is 8/3 or 6/3 direct burial from the panel- that's what I had around.
50a you need #6 wire as I recall
You also need an insulated ground, not a bare ground



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Old 06-24-2009, 09:15 PM   #17
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Things should look like this diagram except you will have a neutral coming from the spa on the load side of the disconnect. that neutral connects to the gfci neutral terminal as shown in the diagram.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:17 PM   #18
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Yes. Close to the white wire from the breaker is an opening for the white wire from the hot tub.
You may have to pull the breaker out to see it and wire it in.

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Golly. It took 17 posts to get to the answer you had in post #2.
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Golly. It took 17 posts to get to the answer you had in post #2.


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Old 06-24-2009, 10:29 PM   #21
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Golly. It took 17 posts to get to the answer you had in post #2.
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My bet is you have the GFCI breaker installed wrong. Wires from the main panel (should be four, hot, hot, neutral, ground)) feed the spa panel. The tub wires (hot, hot, neutral) land on the GFCI breaker. Insulated ground lands on the ground bar. White pigtail from the GFCI breaker lands on the neutral bar.
Yeah I thought the thread was over at that point..... but much to my surprise it continued and I got to post my diagram........... If my diagram had been attached to your post it would have been a sure thread ender
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But, then we wouldn't have seen the other problems...
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Yeah I thought the thread was over at that point..... but much to my surprise it continued and I got to post my diagram........... If my diagram had been attached to your post it would have been a sure thread ender
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That's the best diagram I have seen, very nice



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