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Old 09-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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i am upgrading this older home. it had an old oven with red, white and balck wire coming from grey , black and red wire. i am trying to install an outlet for a microwavw any ideas please.

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i am upgrading this older home. it had an old oven with red, white and balck wire coming from grey , black and red wire. i am trying to install an outlet for a microwavw any ideas please.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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I merged these two together---funny that two new members would have the exact same issue on the same day---

Have you tested the circuit? Sounds like a 220 line---what did your tester tell you? What kind of breaker controls that circuit?
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Which set of wires (red/white/black versus gray/black/red) comes from the oven and which set comes out of the wall?

You can connect up an ordinary 120 volt receptacle or receptacle pair to the red and white or to the black and white provided you have 120 volts across those two and the breaker for that circuit is for no more than 20 amperes.

You want a voltmeter or multimeter, not a circuit tester or test light.
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Thanks for the response. the wires that come out of the wall are grey, black , and red, the wires that came out of the old model oven were white, black, and red. I am trying to connect it and an outlet for microwave oven. Also how much voltage, 110 or 220. a microwave oven needs. I do not have a tester sorry.
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Thanks for the response. the wires that come out of the wall are grey, black , and red, the wires that came out of the old model oven were white, black, and red. I am trying to connect it and an outlet for microwave oven. Also how much voltage, 110 or 220. a microwave oven needs. I do not have a tester sorry.
Does the cable also have a bare copper wire?
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I have an older home with white, red, and back wires in the kitchen that came off a double story oven. What type of ouitlet do I need to create an outlet for over ranger microwave. The existing Do I need to cap off the red and what type of outlet would handle this?
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I merged these two together---funny that two new members would have the exact same issue on the same day---
Not if they're the same person it's not.

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What breaker controls this? Is it a double pole breaker? If so i would cap the red wire. Install a single pole breaker in your panel and install a regular duplex receptacle. As long as your wire size is ok just install a 20 a breaker
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Thanks for the response. the wires that come out of the wall are grey, black , and red, the wires that came out of the old model oven were white, black, and red. I am trying to connect it and an outlet for microwave oven. Also how much voltage, 110 or 220. a microwave oven needs. I do not have a tester sorry.
It would be in your health interests to have a voltage tester...you can't just guess and we just can't take your word for it ....


Are you wanting to connect to the oven branch circuit to serve the microwave receptacle ?


No offense but to ask us how much voltage a microwave needs when it is cord and plug tells me that you may want to seek someone who has some experience with residential appliance installations.
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Thanks for the response. the wires that come out of the wall are grey, black , and red, the wires that came out of the old model oven were white, black, and red. I am trying to connect it and an outlet for microwave oven. Also how much voltage, 110 or 220. a microwave oven needs. I do not have a tester sorry.
I'm sorry. Thee is NO WAY you should be messing with this.
You are trying to connect a receptacle for a microwave, to an oven circuit, you don't know the voltage, and you don't even have a tester??? Should I even bring up the subject of amperage?

PLEASE just hire an electrician so no one gets hurt.
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You need to stop making multiple posts about the same thing ...


Reply to the original post you made and begin by answering the questions we are asking you ....
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Is the "gray" wire insulated or a bare conductor?

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