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50amp breaker feeds the tub--yes new hot tub has all 4----old one has 3 black and a ground --- give me a minute to goout to my gargage and see if I still have volt meter
The old system is wired as such. It goes from Breaker to Spa box which is 5 ft away as suggested. When I took the old tub out I simply shut the breaker off and cut the 4 wires 3 black, one ground at their connection in the old spa and did not pay attention to the fact that they were all black. The new tub ( Like new used one) has R B W G running out of it so I have 2--- 6-8 ft pig tails I simply want to hook together and in doing so I will be totally legal. So again how do I find the neutral of the 3 blacks
I would have done this except the wire from the new one is not long enough to reach the gfci---so I purposely cut the wire where it connected to the old one which then gave me plenty of wire and my idea was to purchase a weather proof junction box, 3 split bolt connecters, wire r-r , w-w, b-b and then connect the ground but as I had cut the old with a clean cut when I exposed the wires they were all black. If they had of been R B W I would not have the problem and I beleive if I can just determine which is neutral I can make it work
No---- The old wire ran out of the spa box and to the old spa. I cut the old wire inside of the old spa and pulled it out leaving me basically a 6-8 ft. pig tail, It was a clean cut as i used bolt cutters to cut it. I then placed the newer spa where I wanted it. The previous owner disconnected his wiring from his spa box leaving a 6-8 ft pig tail which was not long enough to reach the box. So again I have 3 black wires 6-8 feet long and BWR about 6-8 feet long and all I want to do is splice them together but I'm not sure which of the 3 black wires in neutral. Obviously whoever wired the original must have had an abundance of black wire as he should have wired it BRW but he did'nt.
So what you are telling me if the wires running out of the spa box had of been color coded making it easy to splice each I would not be able to do this?
why is it a problem--is it code or is it something else?
ok --just tell me how to find the neutral
Don't have a meter but will get one
Thanks my man---will get one first thing in A M --- how do I reconnect with you
Excellent talk to you tomorrow
Found the answer on the internet this morning-- volt meter for $9.00 put one end on one registered 110 went to next two registered 220 so I knew the wire that gave 110 to the other 2 was neutral and the two that added to 220 were the hot ones.