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    Sauna

    can anyone point me to an NEC requirement for Sauna Heater At 240v (disconnect requirements)? Thank you!
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    Anyone?
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    I could not find anything under "Sauna" but my guess would be 422.31(B) will apply. Also, follow the instruction manual.

    Lets see what others have to say.

    I will keep searching.
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    Got the same! Per specs, its directly wired, no GFCI required. <<< Just surprised! TY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by resistance View Post
    Got the same! Per specs, its directly wired, no GFCI required. <<< Just surprised! TY!
    But your question was disconnect related not GFCI.

    If 422.31(b) applies then a disconnect is required.
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    I was on the topic of the disco (Thats why I said "got the same"). My initial—I was hoping—would cover all basis related to the disconnect (Meaning: I figured someone would bring up the disco being within sight or other related topics on the disco). Once I seen that we seen the same, The GFCI was just an added convo..
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    TY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by resistance View Post
    can anyone point me to an NEC requirement for Sauna Heater At 240v (disconnect requirements)? Thank you!
    If disconnect is not within site, a lockout on breaker will suffice.

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    As far as GFCI protection goes there is no general increased risk of electric shock to users of the sauna like there is for swimming pools or spas. You are usually in a small room or other space that has a heater with or without added humidity. No different then having a furnace in your house with a humidifier but you usually don't turn the set point as high.

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    My sauna heater is designed to have water poured onto it in order to produce steam. It is in my finished basement and has a bare concrete floor. The installation instructions did not mention GFCI and I don't believe GFCI is required by code, but I could see one making a case for including it.

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