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nyc_apt_dweller 03-05-2009 06:55 PM

Range hood wiring question, help!!
 
Okay, so i took out my grandparents old range hood over the stove. It wasn't plugged in and hadn't been used in my life time. I threw the whole thing out without looking at it. I went online and purchased a Broan stainless steel ductless range hood. I open the box and look for a cord to plug into my outlet but instead i find a black wire and a white wire with exposed tips... How in simple terms do i get this thing attached to my three pronged, standard USA outlet in my apartment. Any help would be appreciated =) Thank you!!!!!

biggles 03-05-2009 07:01 PM

go over to HD on W23rd and get a yellow male adapter plug that you can slide the 3 raw wires into...if the cord out of the new hood is long enough.........any hardware store in your area carries them http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...=29&submit.y=6

nyc_apt_dweller 03-05-2009 07:15 PM

Thank you .. and thank you for the link

220/221 03-05-2009 08:26 PM

Terrible advice. :jester:

Just get an appliance pigtail and a 1/2" connector and wire nuts. You don't make your own cords when the item you need is readily available.

The 3 to 6 foot pigtail has the plug already on it.

theatretch85 03-05-2009 08:34 PM

Whoa! Talk about code violations! What Biggles is proposing is very bad advice! The wires on the range hood are not meant to leave the housing of the range hood, the sharp metal edge would likely cut into the wires. Also the wires will almost certainly not be long enough to reach the outlet, most likely resulting in an un-safe junction inside the cabinet.

Do as 220/221 suggested or hardwire the range hood and remove the outlet completely.


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