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#93445 - 05/26/05 01:51 PM Disconnect for wall oven
Kelley Offline

Registered: 07/18/04
Posts: 28
Loc: Masachusetts
Is there a code requirment for a disconnect switch for a residential wall oven. Im in massachusetts and a local ahj says i need to have one for each (2) wall ovens in this new house i am wiring.


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#93446 - 05/26/05 03:23 PM Re: Disconnect for wall oven
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA

You probably already have 1/2 of what you need, at least according to the NEC. Your branch circuit breaker can serve as the required disconnecting means and if it is not within sight of the ovens, you can install a padlock attachment on the breaker (get one from the same manufacturer as the breaker). Also, unit switches can qualify as the required disconnecting means.

See 422.31(B) and 422.34 (2002 NEC).

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#93447 - 05/26/05 04:27 PM Re: Disconnect for wall oven
Active 1 Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
Allways wondered about that. I don't think I ever seen a disco or plug on a built in oven. Just seen them wiped to a J-box.


#93448 - 05/26/05 04:43 PM Re: Disconnect for wall oven
Kelley Offline

Registered: 07/18/04
Posts: 28
Loc: Masachusetts
Thanks Tom , he wanted a lockable disconnect like you said.
Active, this is a first for me i've never had that brought up by an inspector before.

#93449 - 05/27/05 10:42 AM Re: Disconnect for wall oven
Jps1006 Offline

Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
Doesn't the household then have to add a lock-out tag-out program to their saftey program?


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