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Old 01-18-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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I am installing a new electric range top. The range has a red, black, white and bare (ground). The old range was connected to the wire under the cabinet that has Red, Black and Copper Shield Mesh Like. Is it correct to attach Red to Red, Black to Black and the White to the copper shield?

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Old 01-18-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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anyone know about this??

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You need a new line ran to your range top.

You need 4 wires at your range.

What amperage is your range?
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I believe it is 30amp, the breakers are 40amp. I need to find the paperwork.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:42 PM   #5
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You'll need to run at least #8-3 with a ground if you have 40 amp breakers feeding.
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I believe it is 30amp, the breakers are 40amp. I need to find the paperwork.

Post back sometime.

Is this what you have currently?

This is SER cable, and is not allowed. It was common among installations in the 70s-80s.

30 amp=10/3
40 amp=8/3
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I am installing a new electric range top. The range has a red, black, white and bare (ground). The old range was connected to the wire under the cabinet that has Red, Black and Copper Shield Mesh Like. Is it correct to attach Red to Red, Black to Black and the White to the copper shield?

Yes you may connect to the existing cable. It is a seu type cable not ser and is allowed by code provided the branch circuit originates in the service equipment and not a sub-panel. You simply connect the bare and white of the new range top to the bare mesh of the supply.

You guys replying to JBH need to read NEC 250.140. and then google a cooktop (range top) and look at the installations instructions.
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You guys replying to JBH need to read NEC 250.140. and then google a cooktop (range top) and look at the installations instructions.

Oh, I see now.

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