Moving an Electric Range Circuit
How to Extend a 240Volt Range Circuit: Can I extend the circuit to the new location, about 20 feet away, by splicing the same size cable inside a covered electrical junction box?
Extending 240 Volt Electric Range Circuit Wiring
Electrical Question: I want to move my electric range across the kitchen.
- I found the cable in the attic feeding the existing three prong 240 volt range receptacle.
- Can I extend the circuit to the new location, about 20 feet away, by splicing the same size cable inside a covered electrical junction box?
- I have read different opinions about whether this is permitted or not.
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This electrical wiring question came from: Ralph, a Homeowner from Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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Application: Extend Range Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
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 240 volt range 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.
How to Extend a 240Volt Range Circuit
- Yes, you can extend the existing electrical wiring for the 240 volt range circuit.
- Make sure to use the same size type and size cable or the standard equivalent.
- Electrical splice connectors or large wire nuts should be sized for the wire gauges and approved for AL/CU aluminum and copper conductors which are to be installed.
- Enclose the spliced connections inside an electrical junction box that will be accessible and then install a junction box cover.
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