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  1. #14
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    I'm putting in a new spa close by and I'm tempted to tap off the 50amp
    AC circuit. It would be very convenient for me to do.


    Its this phrase that gets us concerned. It implies you are DIY.
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    Thumbs down No!

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    This reminds me of when people ask if they can just plug thier generator into the dryer outlet instead of putting in a transfer switch.
    You said you were going to get a electrician and for you and your families sake I hope you do. They will know what to do and would never even look at that AC disconnect.

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by stvc View Post
    This reminds me of when people ask if they can just plug thier generator into the dryer outlet instead of putting in a transfer switch.
    You have no idea how many people lost generator in florida cause of that during they storms
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  5. #18
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    well a lot of the cost depends on how they have to run the conduit or power wiring to the tub and if you have the room on your electrical panel for the extra breaker. Best case senario around $200--worst case $5-600? Best way would be to come directly out of the house and trench it to the tub location. You might be able to save money by doing the trenching yourself.

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Yes, you would have problems.

    They both MUST have their own dedicated circuits.

    Hope your not doing the electric for the spa yourself. Their are very specfic codes for spa's to keep you from being electricuted when your in it.

    Since you asked this question, I know you know nothing about how to wire up the spa so you don't kill yourself or anybody else.

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