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elect stove wire prob. #39938
07/08/04 01:30 PM
07/08/04 01:30 PM
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Kennyvp  Offline OP
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a home insp. just caught this on a insp of a property i have. the elect. stove is on a allm 6/2 wire with a 30 amp breaker. the stove requires 40 amps! however he is requiring the wire be changed not just the breaker. he wants 8/3 copper on a 40 amp breaker is this needed or can i just cahnge the breaker/ also can some one tell me the code number for amp ratins on allm wire?

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Re: elect stove wire prob. #39939
07/08/04 02:05 PM
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electricman2  Offline
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Thomasville, NC USA
6AWG AL has a 60C rating of 40A. I assume you mean type SE cable. If NM is used it will need to be 6/3.


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Re: elect stove wire prob. #39940
07/08/04 03:16 PM
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you would need 8/3 becuase the 6/2 doesn't have a ground. You could get away with 3 wire in an existing intallation, but if you are changing the breaker, you have to bring the circuit up to code. no grounding with the nuetral anymore. 310-16 has ampacities for al.

Re: elect stove wire prob. #39941
07/08/04 04:55 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Holden, MA USA
How would a breaker replacement require a new circuit be installed? This is not a new installation. If you do change the wire you will not need to use 6/3 for a 40 amp circuit. 8/3 romex will suffice.

Re: elect stove wire prob. #39942
07/10/04 05:12 PM
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baileyville, maine, usa
Maybe it is a local code, but I was always told that if you touch a circuit, you have to bring it up to current code. I can't find it in the NEC, but if it isn't a code rule, I wonder where it came from? anyone else heard of this?


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