Reconnection help request...please?
In the process of remodeling our kitchen, we had to disconnect the oven and move it out of the way. My friend was helping me, and asked, "are you sure you know how to hook it back up?" I glanced at the wiring and saw a black connected to black, white connected to white, red connected to red, etc., so I said, "sure, it's easy!"
Fast forward to today...oven is back in place and I go to do the "easy" reconnection...but there's a snag. The oven has the four standard wires: black, red, white, green. The junction box has black, red, white...and another black. I remember the red and white were connected to the red and white on the oven, but the two black wires threw me. One of the black wires is much heavier than the other, which makes me think it is the hot one...which means the thin black one is the ground? This oven has been connected and used for years, so it must've been connected "correctly" before I got involved...but what sort of electrician uses a black wire of all colors for the ground?
Anyone ever seen anything like that? Thanks in advance!!