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Old 11-19-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Wall Oven Whip Cable Type

Hello. I just received a wall oven with a whip line that is made of 1/2" non-metallic sheathing with 4 separate conductors. The conductors appear to be no larger than 10 gauge and occupy less than half of the sheathing volume. I would like to route the line up and behind the oven within the cabinet, but the sheathing is a bit too thick. I have 8 gauge romex (correct number of conductors & NM-B) that would fit perfectly but wonder if there are temperature issues or other reasons to reject the idea. Thanks!


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Old 11-20-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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Yes there are temp issues.
That is the reason the wire is a smaller gauge then you have to use to feed the oven with.


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Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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The whip is made to connect to a junction box where the building wiring connects to it. The instructions will tell you where the box can be located.

Be sure to put a connector on the end of the flex.
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