Electric Stove

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Old 08-01-04, 04:55 PM
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Electric Stove

Installed a new stove. The new stove came with the four wire connection and the instructions state to connect the green and white to the ground but check local codes. Does the national code allow this?
 
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Stoves always come with two sets of instructions, one for connecting to a 3-wire service (common prior to 1996), and one for connecting to a 4-wire service (required since 1996). You should use the set of instructions that matches the wires you have coming out of the wall to connect to. Both are allowed by the NEC and almost all local codes.

So what wires do you have to connect to coming out of the wall? Or what kind of receptacle do you have?
 
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Old 08-01-04, 07:48 PM
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Thanks John. We have two black wires and the bare ground. Checking the box we have two breakers with black wires.
 
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So you're good. Just follow the 3-wire instructions exactly.
 
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