Location/orientation of range outlet okay?


Old 11-12-01, 08:19 AM
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I recently replaced an aging direct wired built-in range with a freestanding one. I installed the new outlet horizontally (i.e., the longer side of the outlet parallel to the floor) with the bottom of the outlet around six inches above the floor. Is there any problem with that orientation and/or distance from the floor?
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Old 11-12-01, 04:40 PM
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As John said there is no problem with the placement of your receptacle. However you may have a problem sliding the range against the wall. The back of ranges have two cavities on each side of the back of the range. In the middle of the back of a range the back goes against the wall with no room for your range plug unless the range sets away from the wall. Check the back of your range and look where the cavities are allowing the receptacle room to be there to slide the range back against the wall.

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