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    Default jacuzzi gfci if grounded?

    Just wondering if need to tag a standard duplex if the motor is properly grounded to cold water piping. Thanks...

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    Default Re: jacuzzi gfci if grounded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Neag View Post
    Just wondering if need to tag a standard duplex if the motor is properly grounded to cold water piping. Thanks...
    Ross, I don't know what you are asking here, so forgive me if I get it wrong.
    Yes, you still need GFCI protection of the circuit even if the hydrotherapy unit pump is bonded to the water lines.

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    Default Re: jacuzzi gfci if grounded?

    Thanks Jim, found it in 680.71. Some guys don't flag it here. I did.


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    Default Re: jacuzzi gfci if grounded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Neag View Post
    motor is properly grounded to cold water piping.
    Ross,

    The motor is not "grounded to the cold water piping", the metal piping would be (should be) bonded to the pump bond terminal.

    You've already got the other part of the answer - yes, GFCI protection ... regardless.

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    Default Re: jacuzzi gfci if grounded?

    Ross, did you check the panel? I am finding more and more regular receps at whirlpools hooked to GFCI breakers.

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    Default Re: jacuzzi gfci if grounded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Keller View Post
    Ross, did you check the panel? I am finding more and more regular receps at whirlpools hooked to GFCI breakers.

    Or the reset button hidden behind all the clothes in the closet or behind the towel rack.


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