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Old 10-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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I have an electric stove im trying to hook up. The cord on stove has four prongs and when i try to change floor box to the right box there is only three wires in it. I was going to put a three prong on stove but didnt know how to do that tomorrow since the original cord has a white red black and green wire.

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Look up the directions for the stove and it will explain how to connect to a 3 wire plug.

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I have an electric stove im trying to hook up. The cord on stove has four prongs and when i try to change floor box to the right box there is only three wires in it. I was going to put a three prong on stove but didnt know how to do that tomorrow since the original cord has a white red black and green wire.
What color wires in floor box?
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What color wires in floor box?
Mind, if you use a 3 wire cord,you have to hook up the bonding jumper from the white to the stove.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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Black red and ground
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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Black red and ground
Is that a NM cable or SE cable style ?? that will make the differnce.

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Not sure what those are
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:42 PM   #8
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Ok the quickest tip you will see the NM and SE the biggest differnce between the two is the netural or ground conductor while the NM typically will have soild netural but most case in that size it will have white stranded conductor while the SE netural / ground will be bare conductor ( it will have many small conductors which it is bundled up or twisted up to one conductor )

so let moi post the photo to clear up.

This is a SE cable verison ( 3 conductor verison )



This is NM verison ( 3 conductor verison )



Note : the 6-2 will only have black et white conductor while the 6-3 ( in the photo ) will have black , red et white.

So it will make the differnce on that.

Once you see the photo then we will go from there.

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I would say it's more like nm wire.
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Techally wise it is not leigt to use the 6-2 NM for electrique cookers but I know it been done couple time before and the key issue why is that due the bare ground conductor is used for protection only not for current carry conductor at all.

How old this place is?

and have done any recent rewireing in that place ??

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It was built in 1958 I have done some wiring here. I dont want to have to run new wire if possible. Im redoing the kitchen in a couple months ans putting jn a gas stove.
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It was built in 1958 I have done some wiring here. I dont want to have to run new wire if possible. Im redoing the kitchen in a couple months ans putting jn a gas stove.
Ok if you going to remodel the kitchen then just hook up as conventail 3 conductor hook up but once you get the kitchen remodel done I will suggest that you run new 4 conductor range cable and leave it in the junction box due in the future someone may switch over to the electrique stove so it will be there without tearing into the drywall or tiles.

Also the gaz stove receptatle I am not too sure what Michiagan do stated for the gaz stove 120 volt receptale can be on the SABC or on the lighting circuit so I will have to dig that up little closer to make sure. ( your local inspector will have the latest info if you can ask them for it )

And one important thing is that make sure you are up to the date on code requirement on kitchen receptaltes they are pretty picky on that so basically you will need minum of 2 SABC ( small appalice branch circuits ) and 2/4 spacing which it mean no more than 4 feet apart but can be closer spaceing.


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Ok will do thanks

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