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What to do with a 8/3 cable.

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What to do with a 8/3 cable.

8/3 Teck cable on a 40 amp 2 pole breaker. It runs from the panel in the front of the house through a basement and crawl space to the hot tub in the backyard. Maybe a 40' run.

The hot tub is being sold.

Is it worth doing anything with this? Like a 30 amp pony panel for future backyard usage? Realizing #8 is too small for a 60 amp sub panel.

Purely an opinion question.
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Just cap it off in the old hottub disconnect box and turn off the breaker at the panel.
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hoob wrote: Just cap it off in the old hottub disconnect box and turn off the breaker at the panel.
Further... If the spa pack is being sold with the tub, just terminate into an appropriate weatherproof box and cap the wiring.
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I get all of that. The tub is being sold without the cable. I'm just looking at my options on a cable that's already been fished from the panel to the backyard. Otherwise I will just remove from the panel and have 2 spare slots.
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You have a shed..?? Or plan to ..?? Use it for power to the shed...

It's already fished .. leave it .. no point in taking it out.
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I'd leave it there for further use, it's already installed... I would disconnect it from the panel and remove the breaker though...
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Save of for a future ev charger install.
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Red89GT wrote: Save of for a future ev charger install.
An old stove run was what charges an EV for us at the cottage.

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