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Old 01-07-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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Electric Range Receptacle Location and Surface Mount


Hello,

First, I am wondering if I can install a surface mount receptacle for my electric range. I have Structural Insulated Panels that I don't want to tear up to install the receptacle box. Second, I am wondering if I can install the surface mount receptacle to the side/adjacent to the range (leaving enough room for the whip of course).

Do most ranges have a recess at the bottom? I see lots of installation guides that say "leave this area open" which I assume is for the whip/plug.

Here are a couple drawings of what I hope to do.
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Yes, you can surface mount a receptacle. Keep it in the "kick" area in the back at the bottom so the range will slide over it and your whip.
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This is helpful. I will check on the documentation of what range I purchase. But do most ranges have a "kick area/toe kick" in the back?

Here's the range I am contemplating:

https://www.whirlpool.com/kitchen/co...fe500m4hs.html
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Go to the link and click on the 360 degree visual on the picture group. It will show you the back of the unit, which should be adequate for a receptacle.
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What about the minimum height above the floor per NEC for this ?
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There is no NEC minimum height. It can be on the floor.
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Thanks chandler48 and Jim. Sorry I'm sort of ignorant about electrical ranges... I think I understand it better now. I'm going to get some #6-3 and run that box right at the floor level where the recess/kick is on the back of that unit. I think it will work well and not allow the range to project out. I need all the space I can get in my kitchen. Just takes a little bit of planning so I really appreciate hearing folks' thoughts.

I may have some additional questions as I try to prep the area for the stove...
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Oh crap...

chandler48, could you take a look at that 360 view again? It looks like they substituted the gas version of this appliance for that picture. Do you think the electric version will be that generous in the back?
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if you know exactly which range you are going to buy, check it's spec sheet to see where the receptacle is required to be located
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