Installing a Range Outlet in a Remodeled Kitchen
Remodeling a Kitchen and Installing a Range Outlet, Where to Mount a Range Outlet When Space is Limited.
Remodeling a Kitchen and Installing a Range Outlet
Electrical Question: What is the minimum wall depth and receptacle box type for a 240V line? Is it possible to build the cabinet with the 240V receptacle to the side of the range?
I am remodeling my kitchen and would like to relocate my free standing electric range from it’s location against the wall. I would like the new flush top electric range in a row of cabinet that divide the kitchen from the dining area. I am limited in counter depth. What is the minimum wall depth and receptacle box type for a 240V line? Is it possible to build the cabinet with the 240V receptacle to the side of the range?
This electrical wiring question came from Tim, a Handyman in Dulac, Louisiana.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Tim.
How to Install a Range Outlet in a Kitchen
Application: Install and Wire a Range Outlet.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical wiring project is best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Outlet, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Outlet should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Dulac, Louisiana. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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- Most free standing ranges have a recessed area at the base area of the range, which provides space for the range cord and the range outlet.
- In some cases it is common to install a surface mounted range outlet assembly in this bottom area and still have enough room for the range to be pushed back against the wall.
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