I am installing a whirlpool tub and am running a new circuit for the
pump. I am installing a metal electrical box inside the tub surround
and hooking up a GFI receptacle.Do I hook the ground wire to the
receptacle (it has a screw for ground) or do I attach the ground to
the electrical box and then to the receptacle?
You connect the ground conductor to the box and then to the receptacle.
Since you're using a metal box, you need to bond the box to the motor and
any metal water pipes near or associated with the tub, as well as any other
support equipment that came bonded together, using a #8 solid conductor
If you mount a GFCI receptacle inside the tub surround, how are you
going to access it for testing and reseting in necessary? Other then
that I agree with RBM.
Many new tubs come with very short cord and plugs on them, so you install
the outlet next to the plug, accessible through the access hatch
I guess that makes sense. Thanks.
You can do it another way, like John Grabowski suggested on a previous,
similar post. Install a standard outlet under the tub, protected by a
faceless GFCI, installed in a more accessible location
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