4-wire kitchen range wiring
Will be installing a new range (240V 50A) where the cooktop now is. Will be replacing the cable from the breaker to the range. The cable that Home Depot has is a 4 wire cable with three 6 ga wires and one smaller wire (looks like about 12 ga) for ground. I would like to connect this cable from the breaker to a 4 wire 50 amp receptacle behind the range.
Now Home Depot also has a 6 ft range cable that has eyelets for connecting inside the range and has a 4 wire plug on the other end that would plug into the new receptacle behind the range. This 4 wire cable is two 6 ga and two 8 ga I believe.
This means that the ground will be 8 ga between the range and receptacle and 12 ga between the receptacle and breaker. Is this correct? What is the 'standard' way to wire a new range?