Electrical Wiring in the Home/Bath steamer, 240V, 44A


I am installing a 240V steamer in my closet other side of wall from shower. I ran a combination of 3/4 EMT and Flex conduit, a run of about 55' w/(2)6ga. I installed a spa box with a separate breaker. With my 2 hot wires I know I don't use neutral, I use a ground, but to where? Should I go all the way back to the electrical panel box and attach it to the neutral bus? Or, do I go back to the E. panel box and attach ground to a ground bus which the box does not currently have?
Or, can I ground it to the conduit and/or my new spa panel?


To be on the safe side here run a green #10 from the Spa box back to the panel. If its your MAIN panel you can connect directly to the neutral block. If its a SUB PANEL you can not connect to the neutral block. There has to be a separate grounding block where all the bare or green ground wires go. Inside the spa box there should be a "lug" or ground block of some sort thats attached to the metal of the box, (assuming the box is metal) where the bare or green grounding wires go. Then you should be good to go.

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