What is the NEC for hot tub electrical box in Los Angeles?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
the box near the tub must act as a disconnect. Further, a 240v GFCI is required which must protect people in the tub from accidental electrical discharge. If there are lights inside that run on a 110v circuit, a separate GFCI may be required for them. the whole must be properly installed, use conduit [flex works great] for the actual wiring, and be physically secure in a watertight housing. I suspect there's a maximum distance requirement from the tub and am certain that the disconnect must be in direct line of sight [this so that a repair person working on the tub will know if someone goes to monkey with the disconnect while he's there.] -- Of course, your local permits office will happily explain any more requirements. And yes -- a building permit is required to install a hot tub.