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I have a 40amps range breaker. I want to upgrade it to 50amps. I know that the wires need to support 50amps if I want to upgrade it to 50amps. However, I am not able to figure out whether the wires support 50amps. How would I find out whether the wires support 50amps? Here is enter image description herethe image of 40amps circuit breaker that I want to upgrade.

  • Do these wires go off into a cable, or a conduit? – ThreePhaseEel Feb 18 '19 at 23:32
  • Can you get a picture of any markings on the wires or the cable sheath the wires are coming out of? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Feb 19 '19 at 5:12
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You need a number 6 wire. The picture looks like 8. It's written on the wire. Following AWG _

  • Wow your screen must be awesome I can't even see any writing+ – Ed Beal Feb 18 '19 at 22:44
  • Lol, just compare it to the 14 next to it. – Joe Fala Feb 18 '19 at 23:08
  • Just wanted to know what the rating of the cook top is. Most cook tops are 40 amp max anyway. The max rating isn't a suggestion it's a requirement. It's to protect the unit in case of fault. – Joe Fala Feb 19 '19 at 1:48

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