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#96885 - 01/01/06 02:14 PM Oven Connection
George Little Offline
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Registered: 01/18/04
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Loc: Michigan USA
Since "red" wire nuts are not suitable for splicing aluminum and coper conductors, what do the contractors use to tie the whip of an oven to the branch circuit conductors? Most will swear they use "split bolts" rated for the conductors and since I never inspect this connection I believe them. What if they removed the whip and installed a cord?
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#96886 - 01/01/06 04:39 PM Re: Oven Connection
Jim M Offline
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Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 457
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
George,

The ovens I have done recently have all been copper to copper connections. However if the blue wire nuts won'twork I use the Polaris pre-insulated connectors.
http://www.polarisconnectors.com/constructioninfo.html
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#96887 - 01/01/06 05:14 PM Re: Oven Connection
sierra electrician Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 219
Loc: North Fork, CA USA
>>and since I never inspect this connection I believe them.<<

So call'em on one to see.

Aren't Blue wire nuts only rated at 20A?
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#96888 - 01/01/06 05:20 PM Re: Oven Connection
Electricmanscott Offline
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Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1457
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I use split bolts. Most ovens I see do not allow cord and plug connection.
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