The easiest fix is terminating the outdoor end in a waterproof box, wire nut the
in the panel disconnect the red and black wires to the breaker, wire nut the
ends and mark the breaker spare. leave the wire nutted wires in the cabinet...
this is the least work and leaves the cable available for future use....
On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 1:14:09 PM UTC-4, Bruce wrote:
Without seeing it and/or knowing more, impossible to answer. Capping
off and removing a wire from a conduit are two different things.
If it's an unused wire coming into a junction box, putting an appropriate
size wire nut on it or electrical tape would cap it off.
replying to trader_4, Bruce wrote:
It is a 220 conduit filled wire that was for the seat bubbles but the device
eroded over time. So there were the 2 wires sticking out, smoking or sparking
at times. I taped the wires off to try to make sure that would slow things down
and be safer.. I'm not sure what a wire nut is so if you can tell me that would
help. I am in the process of getting the tub going again and want it to be
safe. Please let me know. Thanks
On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1:14:09 AM UTC-4, Bruce wrote:
Google is a useful utility.
I'm all for learning how to DIY, but if you've got sparking and smoking wires near water and don't
know what a wire nut is, this is not the best project to hone your electrical skills on.
I strongly suggest calling an electrician before you hurt yourself or a loved one.
replying to DerbyDad03, Bruce wrote:
Thanks., I do know what a wire nut is but didn't know that's what they were
called. Is using the wire nuts and electrical tape enough to safely operate the
hot tub? No water back in it yet.
Something about what you have written just does not sound right.
Exactly where is the wire you wish to cap off? Is it the wire that
actually connected to the bubbler pump?
Can you post some pictures of what you are dealing with?
On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:44:09 AM UTC-4, Bruce wrote:
How can you possibly expect anyone here to answer that question?
We have no way of knowing what you have there, no pic, nothing.
Nor do we know how it was installed or what's right or wrong.
I'm with Derby, get an electrician before you kill someone.
IDK how you could have wires sticking out, smoking, sparking at
a spa to begin with.
On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:44:08 PM UTC-4, Bruce wrote:
I wasn't sure what I was looking at first, but I think I figured
it out. The pic, it looked at first like the green bonding wire
came out of the flex conduit, but I think that's just the way
the pic was taken and the bonding wire is separate.
So what you want to cap off is the black tape ends sticking
out of the flex metal conduit, I think. The solution would be to
disconnect it at the box end, cover the hole with a blank.
How did you wind up with just short stub wires sticking out?
But then I'm wondering what that flex metal conduit is doing in
a wet location to begin with. It's not code today,
IDK the history of whether it was code in the past or not.
One thing for sure, I'd make sure there is a GFCI breaker on
that whole rig.
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