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Old 02-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Oven wiring, old house.


With a 40 amp circuit, 8/2 w/grd, I would like to know the correct wiring procedure for the red wire from the oven to the existing 1982 house wiring. .
Obviously blk/blk, wh/wh, grd/grd...
red connects to ___?

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With a 40 amp circuit, 8/2 w/grd, I would like to know the correct wiring procedure for the red wire from the oven to the existing 1982 house wiring. .
Obviously blk/blk, wh/wh, grd/grd...
red connects to ___?

Many thanks
LF
what are the colors from oven...what are the colors from house?

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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House - white, black, ground
oven - white, black, ground, red

I moved the oven and wiring to a new location in the kitchen and I spaced out taking note of what wire the red (oven wire) connected to on the house side.
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Hi Pluf,

You moved the wiring? Now you need to bring it up to the latest code. It was grandfathered, having only 3 wires, but 4 are now required. Existing circuits are not allowed to be altered.

Check with your electrical inspector to be sure.

You'll have to run an 8/3 w/grd for the oven.

Then the wiring is easy.

white - white
black - black
red - red
ground - green or bare conductor.

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Yes. moved it @ 10 feet. I greatly appreciate the info. I will check as you mentioned.
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The reference is 250.140 under the National Electrical Code.

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