Who is right?? moving 220 wire........


Old 02-15-07, 04:32 PM
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Who is right?? moving 220 wire........

I'm being told a different method with each person I ask. I need to "reroute" or move a 220 wire around a kitchen/dining room pass through that I am putting in. The drywall has been cut, the 2x4's are begging to be cut but one of them has the range/oven 220 on it. Should I-

use a junction box and splice the 220 and add more wire?

install a disconnect box and add more wire that way?


Please advise. I've got my reciprocating saw in hand and am dying to get going but need to know the safest way to proceed.

DIY*babe* thanks you!!!!
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Old 02-15-07, 04:56 PM
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Could you please tell how many wires there are in the cable now? Is it possible to run a new wire back to the panel?
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How many wires in this 50/40Amp 220V ckt?

If it is a 4 conductor cable for 120/240V, you may extend it with the same.
If it is a 3 conductor 240V only, You may extend it with the same.
If 120/240V with 3 conductors, you need to wire from the panel with 4 conductor.
If you meet the requirements then a junction box is fine, with aproved connectors.

If you can just re-rout the existing cable (with out adding to it) thats fine aswell.
Old 02-15-07, 06:26 PM
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I don't know what's inside the wire as I haven't cut it yet. Is there any way to tell by the outside of the black wire by just looking at it? To be honest, I'm hesitant with cutting it even though the power to the entire kitchen is off and the wire tests negative with the voltage tester. This is my first time tackling this type of thing, so you can understand my apprehension.
I'm very competent and really wanting to learn so your help is deeply appreciated.

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Examine the cable at the panel connection or at the range connection.
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Or look at the outside of the cable and see if you can find anything printed or embossed on it.

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