Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wiring a Jacuzzi By Priority One Electric Staff Writer

People who are interested in installing a spa, hot tub, or jacuzzi in their backyards must take into account certain safety considerations. The National Electric Code contains an entire section dedicated to regulations for these additions. Most jacuzzis run on a 220-volt, 50-amp circuit that runs the heater, lights, pumps, and other devices. While the majority of houses feature main service panels that can handle this amount of electricity, a homeowner should ensure that this is true for his or her own residence.

Aside from the main service panels, there are many other aspects involved in setting up a jacuzzi. The jacuzzi must be within five feet of a quick disconnect ground fault circuit interrupter. Also, installers need to dig a trench that is at least 18 inches deep and string electrical cables and conduits through the trench, placing metal caution tape approximately one foot above the wires. Additionally, people should not place the Jacuzzi under power lines, put low-voltage lighting near it, or bury wiring beneath it. However, the most important rule before starting on this endeavor is to contact a qualified electrician who can evaluate the house and the property to determine the feasibility and best location for the Jacuzzi.

About Priority One Electric

Overseen by Daniel Horan, Priority One Electric offers expert electricians to clients throughout CA. In addition to electrical troubleshooting and 24-hour emergency services, the company installs spa and Jacuzzi circuits.


What is Electrical Troubleshooting? Presented by Priority One Electric

When people face electrical issues in their homes, they need to determine the cause behind the problem. Known as electrical troubleshooting, this process requires the homeowner to understand significant elements of safety and electricity.

Safety comes first when trying to repair a damaged electrical object. Unplugging objects, keeping equipment grounded, and remaining careful all play valuable roles in preventing one from getting a shock or encountering a greater danger.

The next step involves determining the problem, which may refer to a single item not working, multiple things not functioning, and lights and other devices flickering or dimming. When several objects do not turn on, reset the circuit breaker. If this fails, try to figure out the location of the short or bad connection by testing various elements connected to the device. Flickering and dimming objects might present greater issues as it becomes more difficult to determine where the problem originates. In this situation, a person needs to learn where the issues are occurring and use this knowledge to adjust the panel.

About Priority One Electric:

Offering 24/7 diagnosis and emergency repair, Priority One Electric functions as residential electrical specialists. Located throughout California with offices in Summerland, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Sylmar, and online at, this firm performs electrical troubleshooting for one’s home.