Hi all, I'm hoping for some advice on how to do this safely. We're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and the old drop-in range was removed several weeks ago. It was direct wired (into a floating junction box about a foot from the wall). The cable that went from the old range to the junction box is gone. The new range does allow direct wiring with 3 wire cable (2 + ground). The wires from the wall are two solid Al and one braided Al. I measured with some old calipers and got about 0.125" for the solid Al wires - I think that's 8 gauge, but hopefully, someone can confirm. What kind of cable should I buy to connect the new range to the wires from the wall? Does that cable need to be armored? Is the braided wire the ground, and how do I safely connect it to the new cable? What is the black grease on the wires - do I need to add more when I join the new cable? And lastly, assuming that the new wire is copper, is there anything special I need to do to join it to the aluminum ones? Thanks in advance.
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