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#39938 - 07/08/04 11:30 AM elect stove wire prob.
Kennyvp Offline
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Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 21
Loc: New Jersey
a home insp. just caught this on a insp of a property i have. the elect. stove is on a allm 6/2 wire with a 30 amp breaker. the stove requires 40 amps! however he is requiring the wire be changed not just the breaker. he wants 8/3 copper on a 40 amp breaker is this needed or can i just cahnge the breaker/ also can some one tell me the code number for amp ratins on allm wire?

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#39939 - 07/08/04 12:05 PM Re: elect stove wire prob.
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Registered: 11/09/03
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Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
6AWG AL has a 60C rating of 40A. I assume you mean type SE cable. If NM is used it will need to be 6/3.
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#39940 - 07/08/04 01:16 PM Re: elect stove wire prob.
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 219
Loc: baileyville, maine, usa
you would need 8/3 becuase the 6/2 doesn't have a ground. You could get away with 3 wire in an existing intallation, but if you are changing the breaker, you have to bring the circuit up to code. no grounding with the nuetral anymore. 310-16 has ampacities for al.

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#39941 - 07/08/04 02:55 PM Re: elect stove wire prob.
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Registered: 01/12/02
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
How would a breaker replacement require a new circuit be installed? This is not a new installation. If you do change the wire you will not need to use 6/3 for a 40 amp circuit. 8/3 romex will suffice.

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#39942 - 07/10/04 03:12 PM Re: elect stove wire prob.
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Maybe it is a local code, but I was always told that if you touch a circuit, you have to bring it up to current code. I can't find it in the NEC, but if it isn't a code rule, I wonder where it came from? anyone else heard of this?

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