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Old 08-04-06, 06:22 PM
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Hay You know how I wanted to convert the electric rang into a 4 wire outlet.Well I can't I have to hire some one cause in michigan you must be an electrical contractor to legally do electric work in Michigan.So If I was to upgrade it myself to 4 wire it would be against the law.
 
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Old 08-04-06, 06:29 PM
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No you don;t Lex. The state does not mandate it and many jurisdictions exempt owners so they can do thier own electrical (as well as just about any other trades) work on their own home.

I am not a contractor (I live in Michigan...barely) and I can legally purchase my own permit and do my own work on my own house.

If you have some official site that contradicts my info, please post it.
 
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Old 08-04-06, 06:44 PM
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Lex,
As in most States, "your home is your castle". You can do most any type work you want. It DOES require a permit and an inspection though. Even weirder, in Florida (Ocala) a concrete mason cannot pull a permit for work. It must be done by the homeowner. Life IS stranger than fiction.
 
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Originally Posted by lexmarks567
Hay You know how I wanted to convert the electric rang into a 4 wire outlet.Well I can't I have to hire some one cause in michigan you must be an electrical contractor to legally do electric work in Michigan.So If I was to upgrade it myself to 4 wire it would be against the law.
Why do you want to convert it to 4 wire. The code will allow
you to use a 3 wire cord. There are some provisions to using
this type of connection.
 
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Old 08-05-06, 01:10 PM
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And here we go again. The 3 wire electric rang outlet into a 4 wire dryer outlet.
 
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Old 08-07-06, 04:29 AM
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Why do you want to convert it to 4 wire. The code will allow
you to use a 3 wire cord. There are some provisions to using
this type of connection.
wareagle, This has been beat to death. A four wire installation is safer than a three wire installation. All new installations (which means any installations being extended or significantly modified) must be four wire.
 
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