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wire size wire do you run for a electric stove

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wire size wire do you run for a electric stove
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Inactive replied 2 years ago.
Hi, can you please state your question? Thanks.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry

I am installing an electric stove and was wondering what size wire to use
Expert:  Inactive replied 2 years ago.
What size is the stove, and where will it be located?
Expert:  Inactive replied 2 years ago.
Ok I went back and looked at your other posts and I see you are wiring up your home. So with that being said you will need to run #6 SER copper cable from the panel to the receptacle location. It will need to be on a 50amp double pole breaker. It needs to be four wire in order to conform to current codes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
is that the same as 6/3 romex ( this is what a friend told me to use )
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Electric Pro replied 2 years ago.
6-3 Romex is the correct size to run as a feed for an electric oven, which you can get at almost any home improvement place.
Expert:  Inactive replied 2 years ago.
Your friend is correct. 6/3 with ground romex is correct. According to the new codes you will need the four wire cable because this is a new installation. Just be sure you use copper, because I have seen some people try and get aluminum cable, and I highly do not recommend that.

Now for your convenience, I have made you a wiring diagram which shows you exactly how to wire this up. In the photo you will see that I use a black and red wire, that is only for illustrative purposes only. In reality both hots will be black. So just keep that in mind.

Here is your diagram:


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