Hot Tub Hook Up


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Old 02-16-18, 02:47 PM
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Hot Tub Hook Up

So nothing in life is simple. This is the 3rd home I planned on putting a hot tub into and finally i pulled the trigger only to read that a disconnect device must be between 5-10 feet from the water... Well, they put a circuit breaker thats actually within 2 feet of where the water will be. So here's the questions:
1) if I lock this box does the box become a "permanent barrier"?
2) Should I splice the wire and route a second box 5 feet away as the disconnect?

I really don't want to pull this box off the brick since it'll be an eye sore but I really don't know what to do.

For the record this is a residential home.
 
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Old 02-16-18, 03:32 PM
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Post a picture of what you have now so we can see what your seeing.
This is a GFI breaker, right?
 
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Old 02-16-18, 04:05 PM
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2) Should I splice the wire and route a second box 5 feet away as the disconnect?
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Yes. Install a weather proof box in place of the disconnect and run conduit to the new location for the disconnect.
 
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Old 02-17-18, 10:54 AM
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What NEC article requires the disconnect to be more than 5 away?
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Old 02-17-18, 11:06 AM
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680.12 Maintenance Disconnecting Means

A maintenance disconnecting means is required for the permanently installed pool, storable pool, outdoor spa, outdoor hot tub, or fountain equipment, other than lighting, for these water bodies. The maintenance disconnecting means must be readily accessible and located within sight and at least 5 ft from the permanently installed pool, storable pool, outdoor spa, outdoor hot tub, or fountain equipment unless separated from the open water by a permanently installed barrier that provides a 5-foot reach path or greater. This horizontal distance is measured from the water’s edge along the shortest path required to reach the disconnecting means.
 
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Old 02-17-18, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Pete.......................

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