Range Outlet


Old 12-14-05, 11:54 AM
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Range Outlet

I recently purchased a house that the owner removed his range oven and I need to put a new outlet in. I bought the appropriate receptacle, but want to make sure that I am wiring it correctly. The white goes to neutral (marked on receptacle), do the other wires matter where they are connected (either side) on the receptacle?
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Old 12-14-05, 12:01 PM
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No. The two hot wires are interchangeable.
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that is what I figured. Thanks for the quick response.
Old 12-14-05, 06:29 PM
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Note also, according to NEC you should be running a 4 wire cable to the receptacle, and the 4th wire is a grounding wire which grounds the body of the range back to the ground bus. With this in mind, all else is correct, white to neutral, red and black to the other terminals and the green or grounding wire to the 4th terminal.

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