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jerome8283 11-13-2008 09:39 PM

Oven Range hookup
 
The new range I would like to purchase requires a 40amp circut but I have a 50amp. Can I hookup this range to the 50amp?

Also the wiring is coming from the wall, not connected to an oulet. What would be the cost to install a 3 prong oulet?

jamiedolan 11-13-2008 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jerome8283 (Post 184632)
The new range I would like to purchase requires a 40amp circut but I have a 50amp. Can I hookup this range to the 50amp?

Also the wiring is coming from the wall, not connected to an oulet. What would be the cost to install a 3 prong oulet?

If the current wire is capable of 50amp service(6gage), then you can always run less on it.

Cost to wire an outlet? Are you going to wire this yourself or are you asking for a cost to hire someone to do it?

It costs about $10 for a plug if your going to wire it yourself. It's something you want to make sure is done properly, so if this is out of your comfort zone, you may want to get some help.

Jamie

J. V. 11-14-2008 12:00 PM

Just swap the 50 amp breaker for a 40 amp. You should have #6 wire installed and existing. Make sure you use a 4 wire receptacle, one that matches you new range cord. 2-hots 1-neutral and 1 ground.

jerome8283 11-14-2008 12:35 PM

I ended up installing 4’s and switched the 50 to 40amp. Thanks all!


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