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Old 01-11-2011, 04:42 PM   #21
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How about this one? I like the fact that it has a disconnect. Would a 2" probe be long enough to give an accurate reading?
Yup, that's what I use except I'd suggest the 4" version. Gives you more flexibility with your mounting options (through a sightglass, etc.)
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:25 PM   #22
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Sorry if these questions are trivial, I thought that I had all of the wire sizes figured out but from the last couple of comments, now I'm not sure. Just trying to make sure I get this all right. So, 6 gauge from the main panel to the spa panel. Would you also recommend the same from the spa panel to the control panel? Then what size should I wire everything throughout the control panel? Just thinking that working with anything over 10 gauge in the control panel may be tough.
I'm plainly amazed with the answers you are getting. I believe your basic plan is sound. You have a 30A breaker in the mains panel. Wiring goes according to that.
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Sorry if these questions are trivial, I thought that I had all of the wire sizes figured out but from the last couple of comments, now I'm not sure. Just trying to make sure I get this all right. So, 6 gauge from the main panel to the spa panel. Would you also recommend the same from the spa panel to the control panel? Then what size should I wire everything throughout the control panel? Just thinking that working with anything over 10 gauge in the control panel may be tough.
Wait, I'm getting confused. You should be able to go 10gu all the way. The way I understand it is you are going 30A Breaker in main panel -> 50A GFCI Breaker in Spa Panel -> Control Panel. Correct? If that's the case then strike what I said before. If you've got a 30A breaker protecting everything then you can use 10gu with no issues.
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Wait, I'm getting confused. You should be able to go 10gu all the way. The way I understand it is you are going 30A Breaker in main panel -> 50A GFCI Breaker in Spa Panel -> Control Panel. Correct? If that's the case then strike what I said before. If you've got a 30A breaker protecting everything then you can use 10gu with no issues.
That is correct. Thanks!
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That is correct. Thanks!
Yeah, sorry about the other post. I've been reading too many electrical threads today.
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Yeah, sorry about the other post. I've been reading too many electrical threads today.
As have I....no worries. After a while they all start meshing together.
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Yep, that'll work!

OR you could pick up a GFCI cord, probably more expensive but it makes your rig somewhat portable.
Thanks for mentioning this. From what I was planning to do with my setup, it looks like doing an inline GFCI cord may actually save me some $$$. That brings up another question. I'm now thinking about installing a dryer outlet next to my panel and then plugging in the GFCI cord and running that to my control panel. I'd like to mount my control panel on the wall in the garage and then run a 25' 10/3 cable to my 5500w heating element. With the GFI cord being 17' and the cord running to the element being 25', that brings the total run to 42'. Will 10 gauge wire be sufficient for this?
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10Gu should be fine for anything under 50-60'

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