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What tools are needed to install a wall oven yourself?

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The tools needed to install a wall oven include an electrical tester, a tape measure, a reciprocating saw, a screwdriver, a wire stripper and a power drill. If correctly used, these tools ensure easy and proper installation of a wall oven.

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The electrical tester is used to test the electrical wires for current before installing the wall oven. This involves turning off the breaker that serves the oven circuit and holding the tester against the wires to ensure that they are current-free. This helps avoid a possible electric shock.

The tape measure is used to measure the dimensions of the oven enclosure before cutting the rough opening in the oven cabinet that suits the measurements of the oven. The opening is cut using the reciprocating saw. Once the cabinet is cut, the screwdriver is used to unscrew the cover plate from the junction box located at the back of the oven enclosure and tighten the mounting screws.

The wire stripper is used to remove insulation from the electrical circuit and oven wires before connecting them during the oven wiring. Finally, the power drill is used to create pilot holes in the wall for the mounting screws that secure the oven to the wall.

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