Hot Tub Wiring

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Posted by: from London
5/3/2021 at 3:44:51 PM


If the hot tub is wired and energized to the code by the home owner (not licensed) and all work is done can the home owner request ESA permit at a later date?

And what happens if they do ask for an inspection after the work is done?

thank you


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Date/Time5/3/2021 at 6:35:10 PM

Hi Merek,

A homeowner can pull a permit for their own work at their principal property where they live and the permit must be applied within 24 hours of starting work. However you absolutely need it inspected and passed before you energize it. If the inspector wanted he could fine/charge the homeowner.

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Lance from Main Electric in Thorold
Date/Time5/3/2021 at 7:10:29 PM

A home owner can do their own electrical work, and can pull their own permit. Technically a permit should have been pulled within 48Hrs of start project.

Yes you can pull a permit now and I suggest you do as it has been done illegally for one, and the fact that it is water and power i would suggest it is inspected for safety reasons

Hopefully you didnt have to dig a trench to get the wire out to the tub as a trench inspection would have been need as well

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Date/Time5/4/2021 at 10:26:12 AM

A permit should have been pulled before the work started. It doesn't matter if its a home owner or someone licenced you need to get a permit before the work started and get an inspection before it was energized. Not too sure what the consequences would be if you tried to get an inspection later.

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