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05-29-20, 10:30 AM
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Posted By DaveW01

OK thanks -- for the info and the link. Lots of...

OK thanks -- for the info and the link. Lots of considerations. What a can of worms!
05-29-20, 07:50 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Note also that I'm just re-installing something...

Note also that I'm just re-installing something that had already been installed for 10 or more years (probably at least 20) -- and there was no corrosion on the connection that combined the three...
05-29-20, 07:31 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

PCboss -- thanks for the insight. I went online...

PCboss -- thanks for the insight. I went online to see if I could find something other than regular wire nuts that would work in this situation, and I can't. Does the wall wiring look to you like...
05-28-20, 04:21 PM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

OK thanks, to everybody -- this has all been...

OK thanks, to everybody -- this has all been greatly helpful!
05-28-20, 04:00 PM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

OK thanks -- so are you saying that I should swap...

OK thanks -- so are you saying that I should swap out the 50A breaker with a 30A breaker in the panel? Again, I'm new to much of this -- can I just shut off the main breaker and take out the 50A and...
05-28-20, 12:56 PM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Hmm -- I know that the oven requires a 30A...

Hmm -- I know that the oven requires a 30A circuit. Is there a problem if the circuit and breaker are 50A? Or is that just some extra capacity?
05-28-20, 10:56 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Hmmm -- OK -- I may have found the answer --...

Hmmm -- OK -- I may have found the answer -- based on our discussion, I called an electrician that I've worked with in the past, and he said that I can wire nut the copper ground to the aluminum...
05-28-20, 09:56 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Note: I found another picture (below) -- there...

Note: I found another picture (below) -- there seems to be enough cable coming from the wall for me to cut it back and re-do the ends if needed... hopefully this picture helps everyone understand...
05-28-20, 09:31 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Lambition, the wall has 3 wires (black, red, and...

Lambition, the wall has 3 wires (black, red, and neutral) and the oven has 4 wires -- a black, white, red, and ground. The black and black are nutted, the red and red are nutted, and per the oven...
05-28-20, 08:20 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Sorry -- I just learned how to attach a picture...

Sorry -- I just learned how to attach a picture --
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05-28-20, 08:12 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

PS -- I'm just getting up to speed on the...

PS -- I'm just getting up to speed on the terminology -- I meant to say that the white wire coming from the wall is just bare stranded wire -- no insulation. All three wires from the wall (red,...
05-28-20, 07:47 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Yes -- Looking inside the junction box, it looks...

Yes -- Looking inside the junction box, it looks to me like the red wire got somewhat burnt (the sheathing is blackened somewhat). Also, the neutral coming from the wall doesn't have any sheathing --...
05-28-20, 07:00 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

The red wire from the wall was wired to the white...

The red wire from the wall was wired to the white wire from the wall while the breaker was shut off. Then they turned the breaker on, and got the melted plastic smell. I'm not sure if the breaker...
05-28-20, 05:39 AM
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Views: 300
Posted By DaveW01

Is my oven wiring safe? How can I check?

I was installing an in-wall oven at a rental property but got interrupted and had to come back the next day. The house is old and only has a 3 wire circuit -- no ground. The oven's manufacturer said...
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