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Old 10-22-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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The breaker on our range tripped recently. I found the terminal block burned, and replaced the plug/block/ and portions of the wiring from the block that were dammaged. The wire from the block is stranded 12AWG, which seemed a bit skimpy to me. I fired up all four burners and measured 28A on the 12 awg wire. Are there different standards for internal wiring or does the 20A limit still apply?

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Yes, the #12 stranded you are looking at is a high temp wire capable of handeling much higher current flow then the standard romex.

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