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I have a steam shower that is calling for a
(110 or I'm assuming 120 USA volt) 30 amp GFI breaker but my homeline does not sell the single pole for my panel only 2 pole. Can I hook up just one side of the 2 pole (GFCI) or what should I do been searching every were can not come up with solid answer
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This are the instructions my understanding is that 110 volts is what they say or use in Europe but it converts and means a 120 in the US which is the equivalent I guess But either way it doesn't say to 240 and here is a picture of the instructions thanks

Europe uses 230V, not 110. Is there a wiring diagram or any power specifications, such as 4.4kW or 4400W?



Where was this manufactured? Do you have a brand and model number?
 

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Back to the question of a 2 pole GFCI breaker, you can use 1 side as this is the same as using a 2 pole GFCI for a multiwire circuit (2 hots shared neutral).
 

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A lot of questions like this are on the Schneider Electric FAQ site.
Here is their answer, note the bit on the test button.

The largest single pole Homeline GFI breaker is the HOM120GFI. If a 30A circuit is required, a 2-pole HOM230GFI could be used though it would take up an additional pole space. Wire the 120V circuit to the pole with the test button to ensure operation of the test button.
 

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You really have 2 options:


  1. install the Homelight 30 AMP 2 pole breaker and use only one leg. This is relatively easy to install.
  2. Or, Install a small subpanel next to your main panel. Choose your single pole 30 AMP GFI breaker manufacturer and verify they have a cheap 2 space panel available. In the main panel, install a regular single-pole 30 AMP breaker. In between the two panel, you can use a short length of 10/2+ground -- the same wire use by your shower.
 

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Is that unlit UL listed?
 

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RJNiles that was going to be my question also.


I had a customer who wanted me to install the electrical for a steam shower. This was a couple of years ago. I had to do a lot of research to find the electrical specs on it. Found out it was a knockoff of a brand name steam shower. The electrical specs were contradicting (confusing-broken English), did not see a UL listing and the customer wanted me to hook it up for him along with installing the wiring and hooking to his panel.


I flat out refused and turned the job down. I was not taking the liability for that - not at all!! I guess some people don't know that water and electricity don't play well together.
 

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RJNiles that was going to be my question also.


I had a customer who wanted me to install the electrical for a steam shower. This was a couple of years ago. I had to do a lot of research to find the electrical specs on it. Found out it was a knockoff of a brand name steam shower. The electrical specs were contradicting (confusing-broken English), did not see a UL listing and the customer wanted me to hook it up for him along with installing the wiring and hooking to his panel.


I flat out refused and turned the job down. I was not taking the liability for that - not at all!! I guess some people don't know that water and electricity don't play well together.

I would have walked away too. I wonder if they got it installed eventually.
 
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