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Can I remove a 240-volt range receptacle and hard-wire the range?
Sunday, July 8, 2018
The National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies that listed and labeled equipment, such as a range, should only be installed per the manufacturer’s instructions (NEC 110.3(B)). So you must wire it according to whatever the manufacturer’s installation manual allows. If you no longer have the manual, most older manuals are still available as a pdf document online at the manufacturer’s website.
Not all manufacturers allow hard-wiring for their range but, if they do, there are two additional things you need to take care of:
- The wire splice should be in a junction box, with flexible conduit protecting the NM-cable between the box and the range.
- Since someone servicing the range can no longer simply unplug it to be sure that the power is disconnected, you need to install a lockout device at the breaker for the range in the electric panel.
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