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#78128 - 08/21/01 01:25 PM Stove outlet  
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I just purchased a new Kenmore oven and the manual calls for a minimum of 8 Gauge solid copper on a 40 Amp circuit. I went to Home Depot and purchased 60 ft. of 8-3 with ground. When I got home I noticed that it is NOT solid copper but stranded copper. Will this matter? the manual specifically calls for solid. should I worry about it or is it ok since it will be on a 40 Amp breaker?

Just bought the place and don't want to burn it down! (wife would be angry) Thanks.


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#78129 - 08/21/01 04:36 PM Re: Stove outlet  
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You probably should have gotten 60' of 6-3-G (because of distance if your wife cooks much). Stranded wire is fine. Solid copper is more difficult to work with.


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#78130 - 08/21/01 04:38 PM Re: Stove outlet  
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Your wire is solid copper in the sense that it is not copper-clad aluminum or pure aluminum either of which would require a heavier gage.


#78131 - 08/21/01 06:41 PM Re: Stove outlet  
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Todd,

It sounds like you are unfamiliar with this situation and would no doubt be better off with some help in this. I would suggest that you contact someone locally that is Licensed/Certified and capable of handling this. Everyone will sleep better at night.

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#78132 - 08/21/01 08:45 PM Re: Stove outlet  
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I would ask Kenmore if that could be a typo


#78133 - 08/21/01 09:14 PM Re: Stove outlet  
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I think it just means pure copper rather than aluminum, steel, carbon, or anything else.


#78134 - 08/21/01 09:58 PM Re: Stove outlet  
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Probably;
I'm not aware of any 8-3 solid in a cable


#78135 - 08/21/01 10:19 PM Re: Stove outlet  
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8-3-G solid copper is not something I would want to have to unroll much less bend.


#78136 - 08/22/01 10:59 AM Re: Stove outlet  
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Stranded is fine.


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#78137 - 08/22/01 11:03 AM Re: Stove outlet  
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Hmm... back to Home Depot I go! Good thing you can return cut wire there...

I didn't take distance into consideration when I read the owner's manual. Now that I think about it I know 6 will be a better choice. I am installing this into an 1950 house and the gap between the plaster and cinder block is only about an inch so I was worried about the wire being to big to install. I am going to install this in conduit because of this.

Although 8 on a 40 would have been safe... I don't want to be tripping breakers while trying to cook dinner.

Thanks for everyones advice!


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