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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

Stop, turn off the gas, ventilate the house, and hire a pro. If you applied teflon tape to a flare fitting, you are NOT the person to be installing your gas range. You fundamentally don't understand ...
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Why are there ovens with control panel toward the back?

It's much more difficult for a small child to "play with the controls" and turn the stove elements on in that location. Having lived with stoves like this for a long time, I've never burned myself ...
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Is this cord bend ok on electric range?

I'm not certain what guage that wire is but many manufacturers will cite a minimum bend radius. It may or may not be code compliance wherever you are in the world. I suspect that wire has a minimum ...
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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

Repeating the comments : Do NOT use any pipe dope or tape on flare connections . They are metal to metal seals and anything on the metal sealing surface can cause a leak. Pipe threads (tapered) ...
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3 prong range outlet

For an old installation, there are some "shortcuts" grandfathered in, but even those are based on "no ground but have a neutral". You have the opposite - and much worse - problem of "no neutral but ...
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How do I repair my electric range dual-coil surface element wiring?

It looks like this has already been repaired once before. Note how your bad wire looks like it's "standard" PVC insulated electrical wiring instead of being high-temp wiring with a woven ...
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Is it possible to use a portable power station to keep a dual-fuel oven turned on during a power outage?

You're probably wasting your time trying to make 240V. While your particular oven happens to be dual-fuel, you can bet that all this oven control circuitry is also used in their all-gas ranges (which ...
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Why are there ovens with control panel toward the back?

It’s an old or perhaps a better word is classic design - there are some advantages like if you spill something it won’t go all over the controls. However disadvantages include having to reach over a ...
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Can I run my 40 Amp Range Stove partially on a 30 Amp generator

I'd take a third option here. You clearly have a place to store fuel and someplace where you can run it so I would suggest a propane tank and stove. Cheap, very long shelf life so long as it's ...
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Installing nema 14-50 with no ground

Nope, no good. The right thing to do in this situation is not to just omit the equipment ground wire from the four-wire receptacle as if it was optional. It will operate, but it will not be code ...
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3 prong range outlet

You can't do that. That's been outlawed since 1989. You need to redo the circuit using 8/3 cable (or 6/3 if you aim to breaker it for 50A). You need to wire a separate neutral/ground and bring it ...
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Venting Range Hood into Attic Space, Temporarily

The biggest issue you have venting into the attic is warm, moist air being blown into a somewhat closed area (aside from the grease and particles you have a filter for). If the attic space you vent ...
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Why are there ovens with control panel toward the back?

In addition to the useful comments already posted, the design prevents accidental turn ons due to leaning up against the stove to stir a pot, etc.
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Installing nema 14-50 with no ground

I found a video explaining that it's fine to hook the new 14-50r without a ground (just connect the 2 hot and 1 neutral) so I did that. I turned it on and everything appears to be working great. Did ...
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GFCI keeps tripping after several minutes of gas range running

It sounds to me like there is a thermal expansion issue causing something energized to come in contact with a ground connection. I'd suggest that you ask the manufacturer to send out a qualified ...
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Is it possible to use a portable power station to keep a dual-fuel oven turned on during a power outage?

Determine if you can get what you want with 120V It's likely the oven has a 120V light bulb in it, therefore likely range has a neutral conductor and so maybe the electronics use 120V too. You can ...
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Can I run my 40 Amp Range Stove partially on a 30 Amp generator

Generally yes can use part of your range. Each burner is different, I've seen 8" burners use up to 2500 watts, smaller can be 1200 to 1500. I have even baked a pie. However I had to trick the ...
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Is it really okay to hardwire a range (oven/stove) like this? Should I add an outlet?

Yes it should be in a junction box. It can be hard wired but that takes a cover plate and a strain relief. This is uncommon at least in my code area. The common method is at minimum 3 wires 2 hot and ...
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4-wire details for new replacement dual fuel oven

The NEMA designation will be 14-30 for a 30 amp breaker. If you use cable, code wants cable to be protected below 8 feet, inside of a wall or conduit or something to prevent people pulling on it. If ...
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Is my plan to extend a kitchen gas line reasonable?

Your plan is fine, but you won't find a 13' pipe. Just add 8 feet to the existing 5' pipe (or use 10' and 3' pipes). Rectorseal™ is a brand name, not a product. You'll want to use "pipe joint ...
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GFCI on an induction range?

Assuming you're on NEC2020 or up, yes, a GFCI is now required in a kitchen on a 250V circuit in many or all circumstances. Here's my favorite Eaton chart on the matter. For NEC 2020, the triggering ...
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What amp breaker for 4500w electrical oven and 9600w induction cooktop on same circuit

Table 220.55 and combining appliances Since you're replacing a range with a cooktop+oven as separates, we start with NEC Table 220.55 Note 4: Branch-Circuit Load. It shall be permissible to calculate ...
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Can I change my range outlet?

There are three separate issues here: 3-wire vs. 4-wire In the old days, ranges (and clothes dryers) were connected with three wires: hot, hot, neutral. Then ground wires came along and things were, ...
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Downsides to creating a fully modular cooking setup instead of using a fixed oven range?

I like the idea of separating cooktop from oven. I have done that myself, and it has some major advantages - the ovens are (in my case, this is not always an option) in a wall that really can't be ...
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Do I need to use a smaller breaker when switching from an electric to a dual-fuel range?

In general, if the installation/operating instructions specify 30A, then using a larger circuit breaker is not fine. For other types of equipment (heat pumps are typical) the manual may specify both &...
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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

Everyone else is right. It’s supposed to be a metal-metal seal, so tape won’t do anything. Glue or caulking would not fix it, and trying to welding it or solder it won’t end nicely. Basically, Either ...
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Why are there ovens with control panel toward the back?

Aside from the major parental control feature, already mentioned, this allows the oven door to extend all the way up, granting a more spacious oven chamber opening for inserting taller things if ...
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Electric Range Outlet wiring Upgrade from 3 wire to 4 wire

First, is the existing cable any good? Aside from the obvious material condition of the wire... Here's how "grandfathering" works. It is legal to continue an installation in service if it ...
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Stove will only work with 1 burner

The oven has a 4 prong 220 with a 50A outlet, running on two connected 20A breakers That's the problem. A typical US stove requires anywhere from 30A to 50A. According to the manual for this ...
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Is this DIY electrical rig passable or dangerous?

And try a 240v -> 120 v adapter. ONLY if it is UL-Listed. UL is the safety agency which writes the product safety rules and certifies equipment to be safe. Anything sold over-the-counter in ...
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