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Old 09-01-2006, 06:51 AM   #1
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Range Wiring

I am installing a range outlet. I have gotten a 50 amp breaker and some 6/3 wire as well as a new plug. My question is: There are 4 wires in my 6/3, red, black white and ground. I know the white has to go to the center lug and the black red it doesn't matter and the ground to the ground lug. Where I get confused is in the breaker box. I have a 200 amp square d box and the new breaker only has two lugs. Where do all four wires go in the breaker box?

After looking at a range hookup in the apartment complex I run, the ranges have a 3 prong plug. Which is better, 3 or 4 prong plugs?

Thanks for your help.


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Old 09-01-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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For a new circuit you have no choice but to use a 4-prong receptacle.

In the panel the neutral goes to the neutral bar and the ground goes to the ground bar. In the MAIN panel in the house these bars are the same.

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Thanks for your reply and help.
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