hardwired stove

blue67April 28, 2008

I just started my kitchen remodeling project and discovered to my surprise that my stove is hardwired into the wall. There's currently only 3 wires which I'm not sure is up to code anymore.

As I'm getting a new electric stove, I'm assuming that I'll need to get a outlet box installed. Is this complicated?

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Your new range can probably be hard-wired, also.
What could be complicated is pulling new cable from your circuit breaker panel to the range to be compliant with the four-wire installation now required by code.
There are exceptions, however:
Is the current cable the armored type (commonly called BX)?
If the remodeling is not 'extensive', the three wire configuration may be grandfathered, depending on the inspector's judgement. (In this case, the Ground and Neutral use the same conductor and are bonded at the range.)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 6:30PM
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