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Too less power/AWG wiring for the kitchen range seems to be a standard problem. Just to ignore the code could end in serious problems (insurance, law). It could be solved by operating a low power range, running new wires/panels, using gas as proposed by Harper or by switching to 2 separate devices, i.e. a combination (hot air/ grill / microwave) oven and ...


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Yeah, your plan to splice in a junction box in the basement is fine. The junction box will need 32 cubic inches, so I'd consider a 4-11/16" square box as a minimum. JRaef's idea of a Polaris connector is the right concept, but you'll be better off with a "mini-Polaris" such as a MAC Block. Upsizing to #6 wire for the last 4 feet buys you nothing. You ...


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With only 5v on the bottom breaker I would turn them off and then pull the breaker and look at the buss terminals. Are they bright and shiny, or possibly melted away? Inspect the breakers also; if no damage is found with the breaker out of the panel, close it and measure the resistance from where the wires connect to the back of the breaker. This should be ...


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