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#125336 - 01/12/05 06:10 PM 4 wire to 3 wire

I have an oven in my garage. It is a 4 wire. I have a 3 wire outlet already there. Can I wire the oven for a 3 wire plug? Can I just leave off the green ground and wire like a 3 wire plug is done: 2 line wires and white neutral?

#125337 - 01/12/05 06:42 PM Re: 4 wire to 3 wire
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Registered: 04/20/02
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
No, definately don't leave off the ground. On the 3 wire outlet the white is the ground, not a neutral. You really should call a qualified electrician.

#125338 - 01/12/05 06:48 PM Re: 4 wire to 3 wire

well I know what you are saying, but I built and wired this entire 40x60 garage of mine. I ran the electric from the house, set up the panels, everything. Its done right. I can handle the wiring of the plug, if I get the right info. No, I run the white wire to the ground? Then the two line wires are connected as normal. So the where the white wire was attached in the oven ( as a 4 wire plug ) I leave bare with nothing attached there?

#125339 - 01/12/05 06:59 PM Re: 4 wire to 3 wire
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Registered: 01/06/04
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on most ovens wired to a 3 wire plug, you jump the ground and neutral together on the back of the oven. there may even be a spare jumper bar near the terminal block that you can use to do this.

#125340 - 01/12/05 07:11 PM Re: 4 wire to 3 wire

thanks for the reply- this oven doesn't have that kind of setup. The green ground wire was screwed to the body of the oven somewhat away from the terminal block.


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