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

Pierre
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#87131 - 01/25/04 06:42 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
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As i rarely get any appliance specs beforehand, (other than location) i usually go with #6


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#87132 - 01/25/04 09:52 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
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I never get any specs either. I'm lucky if I know which side of the kitchen it's on.

I pull #6.

Russell
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#87133 - 01/28/04 08:33 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
abode electric Offline
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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
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#87134 - 01/28/04 10:42 AM Re: #6 or #8 NM Cable for Range?
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Quote by Russell
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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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