Originally Posted By: tgardner
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I inspected a new construction home that had a Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub installed in the master Bath. The installation instructions for the tub call for a dedicated separate 115VAC, 15amp, 60HZ GFCI protected circuit for the pump, and the same for the reheater if installed.
I looked for a GFCI receptacle at the tub service access and found the pump was hard wired to a junction box. I said OK, the GFCI protection must be in the service panel. When I looked, Nope - no separate circuit for the pump, and no GFI to be found. All the circuits labeled for the bathrooms were 20 amp.
I called for an evaluation. No problem. I happened to know the electrician who ran a 12 a. dedicated circuit to repair the problem, but he still wired it to a 20amp GFCI breaker. I asked why he did this when the instructions say a 15amp circuit. He said I needed to get a real job. That the instructions don't say "maximum" 15 amp and he put a 20 amp breaker because of the 12ga. wire.
My question is this. If the installation instructions say dedicated separate 115VAC, 15amp, 60HZ GFCI protected circuit shouldn't that be what's installed?
Before y'all go and say "Why were you reading the Instructions?", well, I just did, because I'm nosey, that's all!
Thanks for the help in advance, TG