Electrical Wiring in the Home/wall oven


QUESTION: I am replacing a wall oven and the oven is wired this way. Black, white,red,bare. My outlet is white,bare, and two black. The outlet wire is also aluminum. ??? Thanks

ANSWER: Ok. Whst is your question?

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QUESTION: sorry, do I attach the red oven wire to either one of the black one's? do I use regular wire nuts when combining copper and alum wire?

Without beibg there, that is likely story.
Personally, I test everything, but blacks should be 240. ...and one would normally go to the red.
Don't mix metals in a splice. Split bolt connectors are proper mechanism for joining aluminum and copper.
Make sure separator plate is between conductors and connector is cu/al rated (not brass or copper)
Insulate connectors properly.
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Robert Wilber


Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.


Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.

44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair

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