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suncowiam 10-30-2011 08:25 PM

Installing a wall oven
 
I recently bought a wall oven and am trying to install it.

The armored power cable is not long enough to reach my electrical junction box. My electrical junction box actually still has the armored power cable from the previous oven. Could I safely join the two and still be in spec? Hope I'm making sense as I'm don't have much experience with electricity. Or should I build a new cable that is long enough to reach the junction box?

Thanks ahead. I will try to provide pictures shortly.

a7ecorsair 10-30-2011 08:40 PM

The oven you just bought, is it used? You say it has armored cable already attached.

suncowiam 10-30-2011 09:10 PM

it's brand new from sears. kenmore series. it came with a 5-6 foot cable already attached.

Code05 10-31-2011 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by a7ecorsair (Post 760454)
The oven you just bought, is it used? You say it has armored cable already attached.

Many of the new units have a prewired FMC or MC whip.

Code05 10-31-2011 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by suncowiam (Post 760446)
I recently bought a wall oven and am trying to install it.

The armored power cable is not long enough to reach my electrical junction box. My electrical junction box actually still has the armored power cable from the previous oven. Could I safely join the two and still be in spec? Hope I'm making sense as I'm don't have much experience with electricity. Or should I build a new cable that is long enough to reach the junction box?

Thanks ahead. I will try to provide pictures shortly.

You can add another J-box and join the two cables. Is this 4 wire to 4 wire?

suncowiam 10-31-2011 09:57 AM

I just saw this video:
http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/ins...deo/47146.html

It suggests the same thing as you, Code. But then it leaves the junction box floating in space behind the oven cabinet through the drywall. My cabinet will not have space for another junction box unless I also cut the drywall and let it float behind the drywall. Is this acceptable?

Yes, it is 4 wire to 4 wire.

Thanks

Jim Port 10-31-2011 11:15 AM

Normally the instructions will tell you where you can put the junction box to join the house wires with the oven wiring.

The box should not be floating.

suncowiam 10-31-2011 12:14 PM

i already have a junction box above the oven cabinet. i just need to securely join the two FMCs. do i really need to secure the new junction box?

md2lgyk 10-31-2011 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by suncowiam (Post 760790)
i already have a junction box above the oven cabinet. i just need to securely join the two FMCs. do i really need to secure the new junction box?

Check your new oven's installation instructions. They will tell you where the junction box needs to go so that the oven will slide all the way in. I would not have a "floating" box, nor would I try to join the FMCs.

suncowiam 10-31-2011 02:32 PM

I've checked. It says to pull the supplied fmc to the current junction box.

I just don't have enough length at the moment so I'll have to build a 10 foot cord.

I was hoping there was a way to safely secure two fmc's as I do have that to make it reachable and have enough slack for services.

Jim Port 10-31-2011 03:41 PM

Why would you need a 10 foot whip to wire the oven? Most times you only need 3 foot or so to allow the unit to be slid out to be wired.

suncowiam 10-31-2011 04:19 PM

My current junction box is in the cabinet above the oven opening. The new oven's fmc is connected to the bottom of the oven. It is about 5 ft long. The distance to the junction box is about 7 ft long. 7 + 3 foot of slack = 10 total ft...


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