02 Jan 19

 For some of us, bathtubs are a luxury. To others, it is an important installation that can never be left out of any remodeling or construction process. If you are thinking about installing a bathtub, go ahead with it and you will never regret that decision. However, before you get started on the project, you will need to think through some things.  We all know that water and electricity are not the nicest bedfellows around, so you need to follow the right safety procedures.

This piece explores some actions you need to take;

1. Speak with a professional

There are many homeowners out there who feel that they are perfectly comfortable setting up electrical appliances around the home. However, your Tulsa electrician will advise you not to go DIY on a hot tub project, because it is going to be way more complex than you think. You will need to step aside and allow a professional to get this kind of job done, and nobody out there will do it better than our professionals here at Colburn Electric. By choosing a professional, you keep yourself and your family safe while at the same time saving money.

2. Confirm whether you have enough voltage

 The smaller varieties of hot tubs will need to use up to 120 volts while their large colleagues need up to twice the amount. Before buying a hot tub, make sure that what you want is in line with the kind of power coursing through your electrical wires. If you are not familiar with electrical lingo, do not worry about it because professionals are always conversant with that type of thing and can help.

3. Think about the wiring

Your OKC electrician will tell you that electricity is all about wiring. Adopt a wiring system that is able to take in the level of heat the tub requires. A professional will help you decide what kind of wiring is right for the kind of tub you choose to go with. The right wiring helps the tub run optimally while reducing the risk of electrical malfunction or even fires.

4. Follow electrical codes

The state of Oklahoma has numerous electrical codes that you will need to follow when installing and running any type of appliance. Local governments may also have their varied set of requirements, and they need to be followed. Consult with your electrician and see to it that things are done by the book.

5. Think about location

Prior to installing a bathtub, you have to know where you want it. The ideal place is a part of the house with adequate room to place the tub as well es enough space to be able to get in and out of said tub. Ideally, a tub needs to be about 10 feet away from any power lines. It should also be no less than 5 feet away from a spa panel. Finally, it should be located in a place where power is easy to connect.


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