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palmerg31 09-13-2011 08:52 PM

double breaker wiring
 
how do i hook up a doublebreaker to a single plug for a stove do you split the main wire i need help please een if you know a little bit about this stuff

Jim Port 09-13-2011 09:01 PM

For a stove in the US you would have two hots, 1 neutral and one ground. The 2 hots would go to the breaker.

jschaben 09-13-2011 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by palmerg31 (Post 727670)
how do i hook up a doublebreaker to a single plug for a stove do you split the main wire i need help please een if you know a little bit about this stuff


HI - With all due respect and concern for your safety and my peace of mind, I repectfully suggest you call an electrician. If I understand your circuit description you are likely dealing with a 220 Volt-30 to 50 amp circuit which is more than able to deal lethal blows. What I'm really saying is, "if you need to ask that question, you need to call someone".:(

palmerg31 09-13-2011 09:12 PM

yeah its two ffity breakers for the double breaker

palmerg31 09-13-2011 09:14 PM

jim port your a electrician does this sound right the black and white to the breakers and the ground wire to the ground bar thats what i found out

Code05 09-13-2011 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by jschaben (Post 727676)
HI - With all due respect and concern for your safety and my peace of mind, I repectfully suggest you call an electrician. If I understand your circuit description you are likely dealing with a 220 Volt-30 to 50 amp circuit which is more than able to deal lethal blows. What I'm really saying is, "if you need to ask that question, you need to call someone".:(

I gots 240v at me breaker, is I safe. Don't I gotta touch both hots to get popped by 240v. What are the odds? :whistling2:

Code05 09-13-2011 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by palmerg31 (Post 727685)
yeah its two ffity breakers for the double breaker

What size wire?

Code05 09-13-2011 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by palmerg31 (Post 727687)
jim port your a electrician does this sound right the black and white to the breakers and the ground wire to the ground bar thats what i found out

Why is this not a 4 wire feed?

Jim Port 09-13-2011 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by palmerg31 (Post 727687)
jim port your a electrician does this sound right the black and white to the breakers and the ground wire to the ground bar thats what i found out

You do not have enough wires in order to do this safely or to code. I don't know where you found that information but it is inaccurate.

I too am going to suggest you hire a licensed professional.

Code05 09-13-2011 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 727697)
You do not have enough wires in order to do this safely or to code. I don't know where you found that information but it is inaccurate.

I too am going to suggest you hire a licensed professional.

No argument there.

matt151617 09-13-2011 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by palmerg31 (Post 727687)
jim port your a electrician does this sound right the black and white to the breakers and the ground wire to the ground bar thats what i found out

Ok, he just told you, you need 2 hots, 1 neutral, and 1 ground. That's 4 wires; black and red to hot, white neutral, green/bare ground. If you don't understand the difference between 2 and 3 wires, seriously, call an electrician.

palmerg31 09-13-2011 09:36 PM

i got it i have four wires noi need to be a smarty pants my bf had worded it to me wrong i was trying to find out for him while he contnued to work so he would not have to quit and yeah we do have the wires hooked up right according to jim port thanks alot i really appreciate your help i was the one that had made the mistake and worded things wrong


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