Installing a 220 Volt Oven Circuit
How to Wire an Electrical Circuit for an Oven: A Step by Step Procedure for the Installation for Oven Electrical Wiring, Determining the Oven Circuit Size, Selecting the Electrical Cable, The Electrical Junction Box, Connecting the Flex Conduit From the Oven, Connecting the Circuit Wiring.© By: Dave Rongey
Electric Circuit for 220Volt Oven
Electrical Question: I need to install a 220 volt line for an oven.
- Do you have step by step information that shows a start to finish oven installation?
- I’m not a novice but I’ve never installed an oven circuit.
- Also is there a safe converter for this project?
This electrical question came from: Michael , a Homeowner from Clinton Township, Michigan.
Thanks for your electrical question Michael .
I do not recommend the use of converters for most large electrical appliances.
How to Wire an Electrical Circuit for an Oven
- Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a License Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
- Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill, auger bits and extension cord.
- Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
- Notice: Installing additional circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
A Step by Step Procedure for Installing Electrical Wiring for an Oven
- Determining the Required Oven Circuit Size
All ovens are not the same, therefor the size of the electrical circuit will depend on the exact oven that you are installing. The oven installation manual will provide the required circuit information. The wire gauge is selected according to the oven specifications. The wire type or electrical cable type is determined by the type of structure and if the wiring will requiring protection and require conduit.
- Selecting the Electrical Cable
Factors for determining oven electrical cable types include where the cable will be routed or installed, such as through a basement, crawl space or attic, etc.
- The Electrical Junction Box
The same it true for the junction box that will be selected for the oven circuit to be installed into, for example will the junction box be surface mounted or flush mounted. The size of the junction box is determined by the size of the oven circuit cable.
- Connecting the Flex Conduit From the Oven
Ovens typically come with a flex conduit with wires leading into the oven which will connect to the electrical junction box which will be located behind the oven in the cabinet where the oven is being installed. A blank cover plate that has an opening for a 90 degree flex fitting may be used to connect the oven flex to the junction box.
- Connecting the Circuit Wiring
The ground wires are spliced together and bonded to the junction box. The insulated wiring of the electrical circuit cable and the wiring of the oven flex is spliced together inside the junction box using the appropriately sized wire connectors.
NOTE: As with all electrical wiring projects, a permit and inspections must be arraigned through your local building department. For best results a licensed electrical contractor may install the oven electrical circuit for you.
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