Here's my second question:
Much to my surprise, the instructions show an actual plug that needs to
be plugged into a 15 Amp GFCI outlet.
My original intention was to have the connections be hard-wired, and use
a 15 A GFCI breaker at the fuse box.
I'd rather not have the wire / plug visible.
Since this comes with a plug and wire, is it acceptable to
1. Disconnect the existing plug and make hard connections to the NMB
wire I'm running (connections enclosed in a wiringbox nailed to one of
the studs, and accessible through the tub front access panel), or
2. As specified, use a GFCI outlet (instead of GFCI breaker) and use the
plug provided, but enclose all this under the back of the tub (away from
the drain connections.
I'm guessing that enclosing the box under the tub, even if it accessible
via the access panel) doesn't meet code, so I'm prepared to run the
circuit to a different location and use the provided cord/plug, but
that's just so cheezy in my opinion.
Thanks in advance.