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Old 11-18-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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wiring for a dual fuel range


Home built in 1991. I have 30 amp 3 wire in the breaker box & a 50 amp. What would be best to use on the 220 range, 3 prong or 4 prong? Was told to use a #8 wire.
Any ideas out there? Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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The best answer is check the dual fuel stove for more infomation and they will have the ampacity listing on it and that will tell you what size breaker and conductor it need.

Typicaly dual fuel stove will useally required 30 amp some case 40 amp circuit again check the specs to make sure.

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Old 11-19-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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Marc,
I talked to the sales person & was told it was a 50 amp. I don't believe it. I had 2 other people tell me it was 40 amps. My problem now is that I have a 50 amp breaker from an old range but can't locate the other end of the wiring. It's somewhere in the same wall area. Any ideas or tricks to locate the other end?
Thanks for your help.
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If you have basement it will useally come up thru the floor or the wall however if you have slab floor it will useally come from the top but few case it will pop up thru the conduit which I have see it from time to time.

But to find it you should not able miss it due the conductor or cable size is pretty big but with the recetptale at the wall it may poke thru the wall but few case I have found a hidden junction box { rare but it did show up }

A tip to find it if you are from basement is take a quick mesurement from knowen poked thru like plumming or a duct work and mesure from there.

Majorty of the homes stud useally are 16 inch on centre but NOT always the case.

And the range recpetale or cable should be pretty much right on the floor level.

Oh yeah one more thing if you find them in hidden the wall take a extra step and get a NCV { Non Contact Voltage tester } and verify to make sure the power is off or look at two pole breaker or cartage fuses }

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Marc,

Thanks for the info. I don't have a basement but I can see from the breaker box in the garage that the wiring runs upwards into the attic.
Looks like I'll be doing some crawling around up there to see if I can find that wire.
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