I need some help from a REAL electrician. I’m a retired elevator installer (26 years, jack of all trades, expert an none). I’m familiar with basic wiring
, Ohm’s Law, etc., and know when to ask questions.
Here’s my situation: I’m remodeling my kitchen. My five year old, Jenair electric stove has red, black, white, and ground. Off the top of my head, it has two #8’s and two #10’s. My house, built in 1962, has black, white & ground being used for 240 volts. They look like #10. Here’s the weird part, the white is bonded to ground at the beaker and the ground (green) is connected to hot, as is the black. I was surprised because I expected black and white to be the hot legs and ground to be ground. Also, it’s a 40 amp circuit breaker
, not 30 amp as I expected.
Here are my questions:
1) Should I be using a 30 amp breaker for #10 wire?
2) Have you ever heard of the ground in a house’s 240 circuit used as hot?
3) With my oven having red, black, white and ground, how should I wire up the outlet
Also, the oven has been working for the last five years with the funky wiring as described above.
Thanks in advance,