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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?

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Extending 240 Volt Electric Range Circuit Wiring
Electrical Question: I want to move my electric range across the kitchen.

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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

  1. Yes, you can extend the existing electrical wiring for theĀ  240 volt range circuit.
  2. Make sure to use the same size type and size cable or the standard equivalent.
  3. 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.
  4. Enclose the spliced connections inside an electrical junction box that will be accessible and then install a junction box cover.

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