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Mulligan 03-16-2004 10:03 PM

Electric Range(stove) wiring
 
Anyone ever moved the outlet for their stove?? If so how difficult was it?? I need to move it roughly10 feet...Thanks

Kevin

Unregistered 03-17-2004 08:55 PM

All it takes is wire, holes and enough sense to turn the power off. Were it I, I would surface mount it on the floor behind the range. If you are going farther away........ re-pull the wire, don't splice it. Use a 4-conductor cable. Two hots, one neutral, one ground. You will need a 4-wire receptacle and a 4-wire cord. Remove the bonding strap from the range when using a
4-wire cable.

MoneyPit 12-02-2004 12:06 PM

Why?
 
I was wondering why you recommended not to splice wires (6 W.G.) for an electric range. I am installing a line and found that I am short line (due to placement changes), and was considering splicing in a junction box.

Hammertime 12-03-2004 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoneyPit
I was wondering why you recommended not to splice wires (6 W.G.) for an electric range. I am installing a line and found that I am short line (due to placement changes), and was considering splicing in a junction box.


It's always better to run a direct line without splicing then it is to splice wire. But, if you're moving it 10 feet further then it was you'll have no choice. Just add a junction box and cover with the right wire nuts. Just make sure the wires are snug in the wire nuts. You'll be alright with your range. Then move what you have already existing. Just match what you have already and extend it to where you want to go.

pipeguy 12-03-2004 09:46 AM

I moved an electric dryer from one side of the basement to the other a couple of years ago just the way Hammer suggested. It seems to have worked fine.

The only thing I did different was used some stuff called 'Ox-Gard' on the wire ends. I don't remember at who's suggestion I used it (I might have read it somewhere) but I got it at the HD electrical dept - came in a little red/white toothpaste type tube. It's spos'a help big wires make a better connection with each other.


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