Hot tub + spa installation
Hot tubs are one of the most relaxing additions to a home. Let Kratt Electric, Inc. handle the stress of the installation and/or electrical maintenance so you are able to relax sooner!
NEC (National Electrical Code) is important to Kratt Electric, Inc. This ensures safety, and an installation that will last a lifetime. We take all current and upcoming codes into consideration during our installations.
Kratt Electric, Inc. completes a full walk through and analysis before installation taking all items into consideration:
- Location of hot tub: exterior or interior
- Main distribution panel: We must match the breaker type to the main panel to ensure UL Listing. Kratt Electric, Inc. must size this breaker to hot tub manufacturer specifications.
- Wiring: Kratt Electric, Inc. will size wiring per amperage of tub. Romex wire is appropriate for interior installation which will take place through joists and rafters or fished through finished walls. When wiring is transferred into conduit, Kratt Electric, Inc. will transfer over to single conductors (THHN) to ensure dissipation of heat and circuitry of conduits. This method is usually transferred over via J-box.
- Conduit: Kratt Electric, Inc. will size conduit to ensure appropriate space and wire fill for individual conductors (THHN). All conduits shall be installed in a neat, professional manner per NEC code including appropriate hardware fastened at appropriate length and not exceeding 360° bending radius.
- Disconnect: Kratt Electric, Inc. will install a disconnect no closer than five feet from hot tub edge and disconnect will be in sight of hot tub per NEC code. This will serve as a safety means for shut off due to any emergency or maintenance purposes. Kratt Electric, Inc. will choose disconnect to due interior/exterior amperage rating.
- GFCI protection is required by the National Electrical Code (NEC). This allows for you to enjoy the water, lights and jets simultaneously without worrying about getting hurt.
**Kratt Electric, Inc. ensures that field wiring to tub will be copper conductors to adhere to warranty per manufacturer’s specification.