Wiring a 4-Wire Range Cord to a 3-Wire Outlet
Can I install a 3 wire cord on a new stove and strap the neutral and ground on the stove terminals? Ground and Neutral Wiring for a 220 Volt Range.
Electrical Wiring for a 220 Volt Range
Electrical Question: Can I install a 3 wire cord on a new stove and strap the neutral and ground on the stove terminals?
- I have an older house with an old 3 wire range.
- The receptacle is wired with 2 hot wires and a un-insulated twisted aluminum conductor for ground.
- The replacement stove has a 4 wire, 2 hots, neutral and ground.
- The new stove uses the the neutral for all the 110v circuits.
- Is it legal to install a 3 wire cord on the new stove and strap the neutral and ground on the stove terminals?
- This would make the ground at the receptacle a current carrier.
Thanks for your electrical question Jeffrey.
Wiring a 220Volt or 240Volt Range Cord
Application: Wiring a 220 Volt or 240 Range Cord.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the available access to the range cord electrical connection box.
Precaution: Identify the range circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the range cord wiring.
Ground and Neutral Wiring for a 220 Volt Range
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