Our house, built around 1980, has an indoor hot tub that I recently got running.
There are no outlets in the room, so one cannot use a stereo or boom box, which would be a lot of fun. So, I have a couple questions regarding Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) safety.
1)The bathroom next to the hot tub room has a GFI outlet. Would it be safe to run an extension cord from this outlet to a stereo/boombox in the hot tub room? I have a system with a remote control, so I wouldn’t be submersed in the water while pushing buttons on a live electrical appliance, but out of curiousity, would that also be safe?
- In the future, I plan on installing a GFI outlet directly in the room. I guess I want to know just how safe are these things. It didn’t seem like a big deal, but then I realized I’d be putting my whole family’s life at stake. If I install an outlet, I can’t be sure in the future how people would use it, so what are the safety limitations? If someone plugged in a stereo and it fell in the tub, what would the outcome be, tripped circuit :), or funeral :mad: ?
I’ll certainly do research beyond the Dope, but I always appreciate the advice here.