range breaker unit / wiring infront of wood studs


Old 01-14-03, 10:54 AM
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range breaker unit / wiring infront of wood studs

1. how many breaker units are required for a residential range-oven set up?

2. what is it that is put on a wood stud in front of an electrical cable? and is this done for safety (i.e. fire prevention)?
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Old 01-14-03, 11:17 AM
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A 2 pole breaker is required for 240 volt circuits for ranges and stoves. If the apliances are seperate (a cook top and an oven) each will require its own circuit.
The metal plates put on the front of a stud are to protect the wire from screws and nails. Mostly drywall screws/nails. If the hole is less than 1.25 inches from the face of the stud the plate is required. This provides protection from typicall drywall fasteners. Obviously a 16d nail would go through a cable almost anywhere in a stud but the plate is only required for less than 1.25 holes. Lucky for most people cables are not usually run where pictures get hung.
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