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Old 06-13-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Oven - 230v - disconnect?

I'm installing a new wall oven into a new cabinet.
Previous oven was wired with just the wire nuts exposed behind the oven; I was a bit surprised of not having an electrical box.

I was planning on just installing the correct size electrical box but I've also read that a disconnect is recommended for a 220 appliance if the panel is more than 50' or out of line-of-site (both apply).

This is a wall oven where obviously the connection will be concealed behind the oven.
- Just use an electrical box as normal and per mfg instructions?
- Is it wise / better to use a fused AC Disconnect?

I've never used a disconnect but appears to be pretty straight forward and inexpensive.
Just want to do correctly

Original connection:
(They did at least have electrical tape around the nuts - this pic is for the new temporarily hooked up for a performance check)

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Old 06-13-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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I would go with an ordinary electrical box with no switch.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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All you need is a 4" Square deep metal box with blank plate and your all set
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