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How's it going. Connecting a hot tub. Turned main disconnect

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How's it going. Connecting a hot tub. Turned main disconnect off but Connecting I could still get electrify. My volt detector was all good to go except the main cable and the bolts they touched. The bar seemed to be ok. But checking first
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. With the disconnect off there should be no voltage at the tub. If you test the line at the tub and find voltage, you'll need to check the load side of the disconnect or check to see if there is another source involved.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok. By the tub you mean ask the breakers and neutral bar?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
all the breakers. My volt detector said neutral bar had no voltage but I'm making sure if I touch the main cable with 600 volts which is insulated, can it still shock Me or should I be safe there?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It's the one feeding the house from the meter
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

The breaker for the tub. There should be a disconnect in sight of the tub within 20 ft. Either should completely disconnect the power.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm guessing that's by the street. I see the box. I'll have to get it o pened up. Is it obvious how to disconnect it once inside?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Very good.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you very much! That makes me feel safer.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Anytime, you're welcome.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Have a great day sir.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

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