Conspiracy Is there an electrician in the house?

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  1. Beth143nacho

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    a friend of mine just replaced an electric cooktop in his kitchen. As he was taking it apart, he recorded the electrical configuration as follows:

    4-wire: blk/red/grn/wht and a 240/30a/60hz circuit

    The new cooktop is a 3-wire (red/blk/grn). I asked him how he hooked it up and this is the answer I got:

    1. I (he) wired the appliance end to like colors (red-red, grn-grn, blk-blk). The white conductor he left detached, put a wire nut over it and taped it...

    2. The panel end, he replaced the 30amp breaker with a 40amp breaker (as needed by the new cooktop).

    3. He then traced the white conductor to the bus bar, detached it, and taped it, then tucked it into the panel.

    I wasn't sure if you could wire a 3-wore device on a 4-wire cable... So I went over there to check shit. Lo and behold, the white conductor lights up as hot when I wand it... It goes off when I kill the breaker tho.

    Thoughts?
     
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    jpeg it
     
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    Have you tried calling the police for help? :eek:
     
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    You asking for electrical help here... will guarantee a visit with the fire department later.

    Bring in pros for electric and gas work.
     
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    You can't just replace breakers with whatever amperage. He could burn that fucker up with that 40 amp breaker.
     
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    He needs to quit being a faggot and upgrade to a gas cook top.
     
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    Tick tracer is picking up current in neutral even though it's not hooked up. If he ran a 10/3 cable than 30 amps is max.
     
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    You should fire the guy.
     
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    The cooktop requires a 40 amp breaker
     
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    Think it's 8-gauge
     
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    The first place I go for electrical issues is always DawgShed :grad:
     
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    The reason there was a 30 amp breaker on that was because that's how much amperage that gauge of wire could take. Putting a 40 amp breaker allows more amperage than the wire is rated at. The overloaded wire heats up, catches the framing on fire, Your pal is running outdoors in his jammies.
     
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    :jj: then the whole house will blow up.
     
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    Is the new cooktop a 220v appliance?

    The other was 220 and the black and red should have been hot, white neutral, green ground.
     
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    Tell him to buy a gas range and hire a professional. :)
     
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    It's wired in 8-gauge.