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#87129 - 01/23/04 04:23 AM #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
On a standard free standing electric range that calls for a 40 amp ckt., I have been using #6 Copper NM Cable.
Does anyone use #8?

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#87130 - 01/23/04 09:15 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
PCBelarge Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 657
Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
If I know that the range is rated at 40 amps, and the run is not too long, I use 8 AWG NM or AC cable. It is rated for 40 amps in the 60 degree celcius column as required in Article 334.

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#87131 - 01/25/04 06:42 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
As i rarely get any appliance specs beforehand, (other than location) i usually go with #6


#87132 - 01/25/04 09:52 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
ga.sparky56 Offline

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 582
Loc: young harris georgia usa
I never get any specs either. I'm lucky if I know which side of the kitchen it's on.

I pull #6.


#87133 - 01/28/04 08:33 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
abode electric Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8
Any range that is 12kw or less only needs a branch circuit of 8kw = 33.3 amps at 240v . This can be found in note 4 on the range table 220.19

#87134 - 01/28/04 10:42 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
electricman2 Offline

Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
Quote by Russell
I'm lucky if I know which side of the kitchen it's on.

Been there. Had to move it too when they change their mind.


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