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mccaf 05-06-2011 05:07 PM

wiring a stove
 
i would like to move my stove to another part of the kitchen,but the wire is to short.do i have to run a new wire from the fuse box or can i run a wire from the existing receptable box to the new location

rjniles 05-06-2011 05:09 PM

If your existing installation is 4 wire, you can install a junction box and extend the circuit. If is 3 wire you need to run a new 4 wire from the breaker panel.

joed 05-06-2011 06:26 PM

In addition to needing it to be 4 wire the junction box must remain accessible. You can not bury in the wall. In the back of a cabinet is fine as long as you can get to it to open the cover if needed.

frenchelectrican 05-06-2011 09:24 PM

In addtion to above comments I know you will say oh no not again.,,


Anyway if you have alum conductors you will have to pay special attetion to the splices when you do them in the junciton box can not use the standard wirenuts it have to be either split bolts or poilars connector block one of the two will meet the requriement and also get 4X4 or 5X5 { C'est 4 11/16 box }

And watch the ampcapity rating on alum verison the copper verison is not too bad but if you get the conductor size here a quick run down

Copper verison { typically }

#8 40 amp
#6 50 amp

Alum verison

#8 30 amp
#6 40 amp

So just watch out on them the tinned copper sometime can fool ya think it is alum but not always the case the alum will have plastique coating while copper tinned will have either rubber or plastique coating on it.

Hope that help along the way.

Merci,
Marc

Missouri Bound 05-06-2011 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 643287)
If your existing installation is 4 wire, you can install a junction box and extend the circuit. If is 3 wire you need to run a new 4 wire from the breaker panel.

Could you explain why you think this is necessary? Same stove, same circuit....why the new wire?

frenchelectrican 05-06-2011 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Missouri Bound (Post 643405)
Could you explain why you think this is necessary? Same stove, same circuit....why the new wire?

Due the NEC code requirment when you relocated the stove receptale you can NOT extend the oringal 3 wire cable at all it have to be full 4 conductor cable or in conduit.

The code was changed way back 1999 code cycle.

Merci,
Marc


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