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Old 06-13-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Oven - 230v - disconnect?

I'm installing a new wall oven into a new cabinet.
Previous oven was wired with just the wire nuts exposed behind the oven; I was a bit surprised of not having an electrical box.

I was planning on just installing the correct size electrical box but I've also read that a disconnect is recommended for a 220 appliance if the panel is more than 50' or out of line-of-site (both apply).

This is a wall oven where obviously the connection will be concealed behind the oven.
- Just use an electrical box as normal and per mfg instructions?
- Is it wise / better to use a fused AC Disconnect?

I've never used a disconnect but appears to be pretty straight forward and inexpensive.
Just want to do correctly

Original connection:
(They did at least have electrical tape around the nuts - this pic is for the new temporarily hooked up for a performance check)


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Old 06-13-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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I would go with an ordinary electrical box with no switch.


The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.

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Old 06-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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All you need is a 4" Square deep metal box with blank plate and your all set
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