Jacuzzi Tub Wiring

phattybeersJuly 12, 2013

I am installing a jacuzzi tub this week. I have a couple questions if anyone can help? The corner tub has both a motor and a heater and it is asking me to have two gfsi circuits. Can I just use two separate gfsi outlets or do they have completely different circuits?

When I demoed there is an in-wall heater wired to almost exact place where these outlets are. Can I just utilize that wire to hook up the gfsi outlet or both outlets?

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glennsparky

" Can I just use two separate gfsi outlets or do they have completely different circuits?"

I need to know voltage and amperage (maximum circuit ampacity or MCA) for both units. Either from the instructions or on the nameplate(s). Motor may only say volts and horsepower. Heater may only say volts and watts. Give me all of it.

"When I demoed there is an in-wall heater wired to almost exact place where these outlets are. Can I just utilize that wire to hook up the gfsi outlet or both outlets?"

I need to know wire size, how many conductors and their colors. Also amperage of breaker and whether it's single pole or double pole.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 5:33PM
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phattybeers

Here is a copy of the manual (includes both heater and pump)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 5:42PM
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Ron Natalie

The instructions couldn't be much clearer to me. You need two dedicated separate GFCI protected circuits.

Do not skip the bonding requirement in the right hand side of the instructions as well.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 5:47PM
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phattybeers

So they have to be run straight from the breakers with only it on the line?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 5:57PM
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Ron Natalie

Nothing else on the same breaker.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:27PM
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petey_racer

Yes, as Ron said. It is VERY clear.

You need TWO 15 or 20A GFI protected circuits. How you do this is up to you.
GFI breakers and regular receptacles, or
Regular breakers with GFI receptacles.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:58PM
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elltwo

Glennsparky may be able to make it easy for you if you answer the second part of his question.

"I need to know wire size, how many conductors and their colors. Also amperage of breaker and whether it's single pole or double pole. "

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 6:46AM
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