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I want to install a portable spa. It says I must use GFCI

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I want to install a portable spa. It says I must use GFCI plug which I have but it's to far from the spa. Can I plug in a GFCI extension cord to reach the spa?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello. Welcome to Just Answer.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Do you know what the spa draws, in amps?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Do you already have the extension cord? If so, do you know what gauge of wire it has?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It requires 13 amps and no we did not get the extension cord yet.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information. Given the load the spa draws, I would get a cord made of #12 wire, and keep the cord as short as possible. If you are unable to find a suitable cord, you can purchase the components to make one.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
If you need me to do so, I can try to find the parts you need and post links.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thank you for your help.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
You are most welcome. Do you need the links, or are you all set?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The extension cord will only need to be 3 to 4 ft long so I don't think we will need anything else.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
OK, that's great. Shorter is better. I appreciate the opportunity to help. Have a blessed day.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
you do the same.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
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