New stove/range circuit

Old 11-24-17, 10:03 AM
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New stove/range circuit

I need to move my range outlet from the floor to the wall. The current cable is 3 wire aluminum on a 40 amp breaker.

In a previous post in this forum, I was told I might be able to avoid replacement but it should still consider upgrading even if I could avoid it.

If I do replace it, and want to meet current minimum code for a standard 30” range/stove combo, can I do a 40 amp 4 wire circuit. What gauge wire?

I don’t want to do 50 amp unless the new code requires it. This is a basic house in a modest neighborhood, and I doubt anyone will ever install a high end range.

Thank you.
Old 11-24-17, 10:07 AM
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HI,the new range should have the Mfg. spec's as to conductor size and over current protection.
Old 11-24-17, 10:26 AM
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We haven’t picked out the new range yet. What are the typical requirements?
Old 11-24-17, 10:56 AM
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Typically, most new ranges require a 40 amp circuit, but some may ask for a 50 amp circuit. The last two Whirlpool self cleaning ranges I have bought each called for a 40 amp circuit. My niece purchased a new Samsung convection range a few years ago and it also called for a 40 amp circuit. If a range manufacturer does call for a 50 amp circuit, keep in mind that to draw anywhere close to 50 amps would mean that all burners would have to be set to "High" and the oven/broiler elements would also have to be on. It would be very rare you would ever meet that criteria in actual operation.
Old 11-24-17, 11:37 AM
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A typical range is wired using #8-3 w/ ground cable.
Old 11-24-17, 10:32 PM
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When I rough a house I run 6-3 w/ground.
Old 11-25-17, 08:33 AM
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I run 6-3 also. No worry about the range choice.
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6/3 with ground here also when roughing.

Finish with a NEMA 14-50R

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