How do you wire an outlet for an electric stove?


Quick Answer

To wire an outlet for an electric stove, install the gang box appropriately, pull a few inches of the circuit breaker cable through it, and remove the insulation from the three wires within. Connect these wires to the suitable outlet terminals and affix the outlet in the gang box.

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How do you wire an outlet for an electric stove?
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Full Answer

Begin wiring an outlet for an electric stove by nailing the gang box on a stud near the future location of the outlet. When nailing the gang box, ensure that its lip extends beyond the stud by a distance equal to the wall board's thickness.

Now, remove the tab located at gang box's bottom or top, whichever is closer to the circuit breaker, with a screwdriver to create an opening. Switch off the circuit breaker at the box and feed one end of its cable in the gang box via the opening created. Allow around 4 inches of the cable to come out of the box.

Using wire cutters, pull out approximately 2 inches of the insulation off the cable to expose the white, red and black wires within. Then, pull out about 1/2 inch of insulation from the three wires.

Next, unscrew the screws on the terminals located at the back of the outlet. Insert the exposed wiring of the white wire into the negative terminal and that of the black and red wires into the two positive terminals. Tighten all the screws. Finally, screw the outlet to the gang box at the latter's screw points.

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