Electrical issues for MW and Range


Old 11-28-11, 06:47 AM
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Electrical issues for MW and Range

Hi, I am looking for some advice.

I have to install a new Microwave over the current gas range. I already have a range in place, but need to install two outlets behind it, one for the range, and one for the MW. The wall I want to fish the wire up for the MW has a big beam in the basement that I do not feel comfortable drilling through because it is partially rotted, and I do not want to disturb the beam. Is it acceptable to drill through the floor, and go into the wall from there? It would be behind the range, so one would not see it, but it would leave a short amount of wire exposed. How much of a fire hazard is this? Is it acceptable to cover the exposed wire with an electrical box?

Thanks ahead of time for any info. anyone can give me.

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Old 11-28-11, 07:34 AM
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I would suggest surface race and a surface mounted box in the kitchen. Use conduit to it in the basement where needed to protect it. Place the surface mounted receptacle high enough you can easily reach it behind the stove.
Old 11-28-11, 09:30 AM
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It's okay as long as you provide some type of substantial physical protection for the cable such as a conduit, running board or steel nailing plate.
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