Electric Range

Old 02-01-14, 10:08 PM
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Electric Range

Currently I have a 10/3 wire running from the breaker box having a 50amp breaker running underneath the house. I was told this was a hazard. I want to run a 6/3 inside wire under the house but inside conduit pipe. My question is, will I be safe in disconnecting wire by wire in the panel once I turn off the breaker in the panel. Also I was told the 12/3 wire leading to the dryer with a 30 Amp breaker was wrong. The city inspector OK'd it back in 1990. Was he wrong or do I need a 10/3 for this?
Old 02-01-14, 10:15 PM
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6-3 copper minimum for a 50 amp 120/240 circuit. 10-3 minimum for a 30 amp 120/240 circuit. It is best to use individual conductors, THHN/THWN, in conduit. 6-3 would be a real chore to pull through conduit.
Old 02-01-14, 10:26 PM
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I want to run a 6/3 inside wire under the house but inside conduit pipe.
Why do you want to run conduit for this? Also, how much power does your range draw?
Old 02-02-14, 07:30 AM
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You could take the 10/3 from the incorrect range circuit and use it for the dryer circuit.

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