I am installiong a Sunrise Eneavour spa / hottub. My bro is a conitracotr and will come by and hook everything up but I need to buy the electrical parts. I ran the 6-3 wire and have a 50 amp GFCI breaker for main 200 amp panel that is inside. What do I need for exterior? Can the exterior box also have a GFCI, and if the only "spa box" I can find, which is at Home Depot, has a GFCI, should I change the panel breaker to one that is not a GFCI?
Hello. My name is XXXXX XXXXX allow me a moment to review your question thoroughly.Do you have 3 wire+ground or just 3 wire?
It is 6-3 wire. That's 6 guage and 3 wires.
I ask because most hot tub require a neutral wire as well. Have you checked the requirements of your system? There are some that run without a neutral wire, but it is not the norm. Mostly Vita, Sundance, Jacuzzi. tubs.It is important to know before going any further.
It is a Sunrise spa, model Endeavour and the gentleman I bought it from told me to get 6-3 wire; i.e., 3 wires. I am quite certain it does run with 3 wires.
On the back of the control box cover there will be a wiring diagram. It will show if you require:Line 1Line 2GroundORLine 1Line 2NeutralGround.
15 yrs. experience repairing all brands of hot tubs.
The spa has not been deliveed yet so I can not look at the control box. Please answer the question based on 3 wires as the sales person is very experienced selling these spas and I believe him that it is 3 wires not 4.
Are you still considering this question?
Okay, here you go:
Now from the sub-panel to the hot tub:
Do you have any questions?
Relist: Incomplete answer.Ny the way my email XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX, which Just Answer won't accept.I am still waiting for a reply to my question as all I got were questions that were anwered in my original question and I am no further ahead.
You will use a "spa box" for the outside. It must be in plain site no closer than five feet from the hot tub. It will contain your gfci breaker. You will need wiring (pigtail) to go from the sub-panel to the hot tub. You can use 3/4' or 1' conduit or maybe an SO cord depending on your situation. The wires must be 6gauge. I would not use double gfci breakers. One on the outside wired correctly will protect bathers, and the metal box itself from harming anyone. It will allow a service person to work on the tub without running back and forth to the main panel, and it provides the requirement for an outside safety disconnect.If you have a gfci breaker, just buy an outside panel that accepts that style of breaker.Spa boxes are very reasonable, often less than buying just the gfci breaker alone.Sorry for not being clear enough; does that answer your question?41043.7722973032
If you have any further or follow up questions, please reply and I will be happy to answer them. I cannot contact you by email, Im sorry. Sure would be easier sometimes.Let me find you a very good diagram of what I am describing.Just a moment.
This is a very good one. It is specific for 3 wire, no neutral.
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