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Estimated cost of a wire for a hot tub

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Posted by: from Windsor
2/9/2017 at 11:04:35 AM

We need an electrical wire from our panel box located at the front of our new home to the hot tub at the back of our house. The wiring would be a dedicated line for the hot tub only. Our hot tub runs on both 120 and 220/240 and presently it is structured for 120 but it is convertable and we would like a dedicated line. The total distance would be somewhere between 40 and 50 feet.

We just need an estimate for now.

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Date/Time2/9/2017 at 12:07:48 PM

Hello Donald.

Congratulations on the hot tub addition; I'm sure you will make great use of it.

Accurate estimates make the best estimates. I can appreciate customers who wish to have a "ball park" quote but I also know that when the cost comes in higher they are disappointed or frustrated.

I would recommend you invite an ESA licensed electrical contractor to come in person and examine the project first hand. This way the two of you can talk through the project, discuss timeline and any other important details that might come up. At the end of it all, the electrical contractor will provide you with a detailed estimate outlining everything discussed.

It may not be as expedient as requesting numbers online but it is most certainly far more trustworthy.

I wish you the best.

Henry Kirsch

Kirsch Electrical Contracting Inc

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Date/Time2/9/2017 at 1:12:32 PM

Hi Donald,

To get a right estimate and include all details I would recommend you invite an ESA licensed electrical contractor. This way is the best one to receive the answers for all your questions about your project with Hot Tub connection to El.Panel. Good luck Donald and have fun hot tub using!

Nikolay Balobin

Nona Electric Services Inc.

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/9/2017 at 4:03:31 PM

A few things to consider: distance direct line from panel to tub is not generally the length of wire required, so assume a greater length and this cable is not cheap. Is your electrical panel capable of handling the new load? What is the wattage/amperage of the new tub? Is underground cabling required? An ESA electrical permit and inspection is mandatory for the installation, hire only licensed electrical contractors. A GFCI breaker must be installed and a disconnect must be mounted within a certain distance from the tub, but also far enough away to avoid electrocution. Generally projects like this can run from $1500 to $3000 depending on conditions.

Search for contractors in your area here and ask for 2-3 quotes.

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Alan from Aquaserv in Waterloo
Date/Time2/9/2017 at 4:33:28 PM

Good Day, Donald,

A ball park figure would be $850-$1300 depending on your panel manufacturer and whether its full, + $160 for a GFI breaker + $160 for a ESA permit without seeing it.

Cheers,

Bob Graham

Graham Electric

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Date/Time2/9/2017 at 10:10:27 PM

We had one installed and by chance happened to have our breaker box only 12 feet from the tub this meant we needed much less electrical line from the sub panel to the tub. Total cost was only $500. However he told us had the main box been on the other side of house it would have been an extra $1000 for the line alone.

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