Junction Box Splice for a 220 Volt Electric Range Cable


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Splice a 220 Volt Cable in an Electrical Junction Box: How to Splice Electrical Wires, What to do with the Ground Wire.


How to Splice a 220 Volt Cable in an Electrical Junction Box

Electrical Question: I need to move an existing 220 /240volt outlet to make a new gas and electric range fit when plugged in.

This electrical wiring question came from: Dennis, from Olympia, Washington.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Dennis.

How to Splice Electrical Wires

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience and ability to work with tools and access to the wiring.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and inspected.
Special Materials: Properly sized wire connectors, anti-corrosion ointment, electrical tape, junction box and blank cover.

Working with Ground Wires and Junction Boxes

What to do with the Ground Wire

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6 Responses to “Junction Box Splice for a 220 Volt Electric Range Cable”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hello Al,
    The dedicated circuit cable does not need to be continuous, therefore a splice with an approved junction box may be installed so the circuit cable may be extended to the new location.
    Be Safe,
    Dave

  2. AL OREAMUNO says:

    I want to move my current 220/240 volt outlet (for my range) to a new location in my kitchen, it requires about 15 ft of wire after measuring. Could I just splice it to the new box, or the wire has to be continuous (un-spliced) from the dedicated circuit board?
    Thank you for this service,
    AL

  3. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Lenny,
    The amperage ratings are different for an electric dryer and an electric range, therefore a separate dedicated circuit is required for each of these appliances.
    I hope this helps,
    Dave

  4. Lenny says:

    Can I splice a dryer and a range on the same 240 line?

  5. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Tim,
    I am unaware of any such code. Electrical splices here in the U.S.A. may be made as long as the splice is accessible and done using approved methods and materials for the electrical circuit and application.
    Dave

  6. Tim B says:

    I was told that the dryer electrical wire cannot be spliced according to the Ontario Electrical Code. It must be continuous from the outlet to the breaker. Is this true?

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