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- The standard configuration for a freestanding electric range is a double-pole 40A breaker, #8-3/g NM-B "Romex" cable, a 14-50R four-prong receptacle. The range should have a 14-50P cord set installed with the bonding jumper or strap disconnected in the appliance's wiring compartment (per mfr instructions).
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Most 120Vac household circuits are fine using a 12 or 14 gauge wire. The smaller the gauge Number the larger the conductor size. So when your needing a three conductor cable to wire up a basic 2-way switch, you will need a 14/2 w/ground cable. What that number means is 14 gauge (wire size), 2 conductor which also includes a bare ground wire.
Just push romex out the bottom of the box and grab it through a hole with some needle nose, connect the romex to the hood. Pigtail the new line in with the outlet. If it is too hard for you to fish from the box to the hole, cut the box out, stick you hand in and grab the wire, and fit a remodel box. The outlet does not have to go away.
A range uses 220-volt power, which you get by installing a double-pole breaker onto the panel. Use 8-gauge cable, which has two hot wires. Connect one hot wire to the top breaker and the other hot to the bottom breaker. The neutral and ground wires go on their respective buses.
If you're wiring a 220v, 20-amp outlet to run power tools, you can use the same 12-gauge wire you would use for a 110-volt, 20-amp circuit. Remember that the cable must have an extra hot wire. If the appliance draws 30 amps, you need a different type of receptacle, and the cable needs to be 10-gauge. At the store, the cable will be labeled 10 AWG.
Safely Splicing 220 Volt Electrical Wires and Cables. If the original 8/3 cable is fed from the main electrical panel and the neutral wire of the original cable is insulated (it should be), then yes you can bond both the new cables neutral and the ground wires together with the old cable’s insulated neutral wire.