Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
hardwired stove

Posted by blue67 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 28, 08 at 16:57

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: hardwired stove

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.)


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here