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Old 10-17-2010, 08:31 AM   #1
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I have a slight problem.... I need to have an outlet "ready" behind the stove so it could be switched to electric rather than propane if desired.

Is this the correct outlet and cover (with a 4" square box) to mount in the wall?

Can I use the 220v 'orange cable' inside the wall and under the crawl space?

Thanks, I hope this makes sense....

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Old 10-17-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Will the receptacle be surface or flush mounted?
That cover is for a surface mounted 4 sq box.

You can get all-in-one surface mount receptacles where the box and cover are all together.

By orange cable are you asking about what is typically #10 NM-B?

Stoves are typically wired with #8 or #6.

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Surface or flush.... doesn't matter to me as it'll be behind the stove! lol
My concern is that it'll accept a 'standard' electric stove?
I'm not sure if the plug is the right type is all.
When the inspector sees it, will it be OK?
Is the orange cable the proper type?

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Hmm... I imagine flush mounted would be better, huh?
It'll likely never be used, but I want one there.... flat against the wall.

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Orange cable I thought was #10...could be wrong
I think #8 is min needed
I bought a spool of #6 & will use that for my 2nd stove
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You need to better define "orange cable". See my other post above.

That is not the correct cover for a flush mount. The correct plate should be near the regular trim plates.

Check the stove documentation for where the receptacle can be placed.
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Don't HAVE an electric stove..... don't WANT an electric stove!
BUT..... I have to have an 'electric stove' outlet there ready, just in case......
SO..... she should take this back to HD and ask for what?
The whole thing is, I understand they'll likely want me to install a fan if I keep the propane stove.
I don't want to do that, so if I can show them I'm ready to switch to an electric stove, end of conversation.
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I think if you are redoing the kitchen they will want to have a fan installed for the propane stove
Usually they inspect for what you have installed now, not what you might install
I had a gas stove at my last house, I did not have a fan
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I could be wrong but I thought some sort of mechanical ventilation was required, regardless of whether the stove was gas or electric.
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I have a slight problem.... I need to have an outlet "ready" behind the stove so it could be switched to electric rather than propane if desired.

Is this the correct outlet and cover (with a 4" square box) to mount in the wall?

Can I use the 220v 'orange cable' inside the wall and under the crawl space?

Thanks, I hope this makes sense....

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Unless your stove/range is straight 230 volt, you need a 4 wire circuit for 120/230. Orange signifies it's a 30 amp cable and every stove/range I have ever installed was 50 amp standard.
So, it's 6/3 NM and a 14-50 NEMA receptacle. You need to exchange the stuff pictured.
The cover will fit just fine.

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I could be wrong but I thought some sort of mechanical ventilation was required, regardless of whether the stove was gas or electric.
This is very important..... the furnace guy told me if it was electric, no mech. vent is needed.

Is he correct?

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This is very important..... the furnace guy told me if it was electric, no mech. vent is needed.

Is he correct?

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Yeah but again all it depending on the state/local codes it may override that comment about not using the stove vent.

I know most part of Wisconsin do require a vent for gaz stove and optional for electrique stove but in France it toss up depending on how it set up and ventation system you have.

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