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Disconnect for wall oven #93445
05/26/05 04:51 PM
05/26/05 04:51 PM
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Kelley  Offline OP
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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.

Thanks
Kelley

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Re: Disconnect for wall oven #93446
05/26/05 06:23 PM
05/26/05 06:23 PM
Tom  Offline
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Kelley,

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).

Tom


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Re: Disconnect for wall oven #93447
05/26/05 07:27 PM
05/26/05 07:27 PM
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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.

Tom

Re: Disconnect for wall oven #93448
05/26/05 07:43 PM
05/26/05 07:43 PM
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Kelley  Offline OP
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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.
Kelley

Re: Disconnect for wall oven #93449
05/27/05 01:42 PM
05/27/05 01:42 PM
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Northern IL
Doesn't the household then have to add a lock-out tag-out program to their saftey program?


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