• IMPORTANT: The thread you're reading / posting in, could be in a DIY electrical advice area. Please be aware of your local laws. You're not allowed to provide advice to, or seek advice from, DIYers and fellow professionals in some States, Countries, Countys etc with regards to some types of electrical installations or repairs. Keep that in mind. If it's against the law where you are - always get a professional electrician in to carry out the works instead of doing it yourself. The forum will not be held responsible for any outcome of any applications of any advice sought from it.
uHeat Banner - Forum Discount Available
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Discuss hot tub installation advice in the DIY Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

Carl Alvey

-
Trainee
Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

Hi guys, im having a hot tub delivered in the next few weeks. the hot tub is 32a and will need a 40a rcd from my consumer unit to an outdoor isolator then to my tub.
Ideally id like to install an outdoor socket aswell.my consumer unit is an old steepler one using series e and the largest breaker i can get is 40a.i was thinking of coming from main consumer unit to an outdoor unit which will contain a 40a for the tub and 16a for outdoor socket and ensure that i dont use socket whilst tub is being used??? up untill a time when i can get main consumer unit changed enabling a larger breaker to be fitted.
Would this be ok or would it be better to still install outdoor unit but forget the outdoor socket for now.
Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.
cheers
 
Bulk Workwear - Clothing Suppliers for the Whole Forum Network
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

James

-
Mentor
Arms
Supporter
Esteemed
Ask your spark to make sure the cable and outdoor unit are suitable to add a socket when your upgrade is done
 

telectrix

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
and buy shares in your energy supplier. them things cost about £30/week in leccy.
 
Do you mean RCD or MCB (or RCBO?) The circuit will need overcurrent and fault protection, usually provided by an MCB, and the hot tub will almost certainly need RCD protection.

Remember you also need to size the cable for a larger OCPD if you plan to increase it in the future. And you also need to pay careful consideration to the earthing arangement of the suply and how to deal with this at the hot tub.
 
O

Octopus

Op ... The only sensible advice is employ a spark to do it properly ...


And this falls under part P too
 

Carl Alvey

-
Trainee
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
I will be getting a sparky to do this but thought id ask advice so that know if i get told right info by someone
 

Carl Alvey

-
Trainee
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
That's the plan if poss. Was just after some opinions or advice so I know if someone is trying to make the job alot bigger than it needs to be. Cheers
 
Wetroom Store - Network Wetroom Suppliers
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Reply to hot tub installation advice in the DIY Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

CK Tools :) The professionals choice when it comes to Electrical Tools
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Top Bottom