Extending 50A Aluminum #6 oven wire

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Old 02-24-15, 05:38 PM
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Question Extending 50A Aluminum #6 oven wire

Hi guys,

We have to move a 50A oven outlet down by about 2-3 feet. Currently it would be sitting on the higher end of the counter and to the left of the oven. Is it code for the outlet to be about 7-8 inches above floor level?

I think we have to move it which is why I have done some research on what needs to be done. The current cable has this name printed on it:

"BICCGENERAL -P FLEXILOY (TM) -3 CORS 6 AWG AL 1 COR 6 AWG AL TYPE SE STYLE R TYPE XHHW-2 CORS 600 VOLTS (UL)"

The cable has 4 wires, one of which is exposed ground wire. All the cables appear to be stranded (about 6-8 strands per wire) and are insulated.

I can't find a similar cable so the plan was to use 6-3 NM-B copper wires and connect them using the Polaris IPL4-3 connector. I know the Polaris connector does not support fine stranded flexible cable, but this is not fine stranded.

We haven't selected a range yet, but I can't imagine it would need more than 50A.

Please let me know what you guys think.

Thanks!
 
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Old 02-24-15, 05:56 PM
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You will need to make the splice in an accessible junction box.

The location of the receptacle depends on the unit installed. It is not a standard.
 
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Old 02-24-15, 05:58 PM
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Yes, it will behind the top cabinets. Am I using the correct parts to do this?
 
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Old 02-24-15, 06:41 PM
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The Polaris connectors are great and easy to use.

The box must be accessible through the cabinets.
 
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