Install an Electric Oven

Install an Electric Oven

If you are reinstalling or installing an electric oven for the first time, you must be keen with the procedure, why? It is because, however, how easy it may look, an electric oven wrongly installed might not be safe for use. The beauty about is that it is one of the things you can easily do by yourself. It is also one of the best improvements you can give your kitchen. Why is it the best choice? Well, if you know the dangers or discomfort that is common with the use of a gas oven, then you might want to go for something that produces less heat and is environmental friendly despite the ventilation.

Installing an electric oven might either be easy or hard depending on how you take it. The truth is; it is one of the things you might want to save yourself the cost of hiring an expert, why? Because the difference between you and the expert is that the expert has the tools and the necessary knowledge. To be able to match the expert, you need the screwdriver, work gloves, wire connectors, utility knife and lastly strain connectors. If all this in place you need to keenly follow the procedure that is as follows.

ELECTRIC OVEN INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

  1. DO SOME CHECK UPS TO ENSURE EVERYTHING IS INORDER

    To install electric oven properly, you mustn’t rush. Do the check-ups first. Ensure that the electrical codes are allowed and check if there is nothing else sharing the circuit with the oven. You will also need to know the location of the junction box. The junction box will link your home’s power supply to the oven and lastly ensure that there is no power flowing in the circuit during the installation

  2. PUTTING THE OVEN IN PLACE

    There are two types of electric oven installation. You can mount the oven on the wall or leave it to stand by itself. If you are installing the oven on your wall, you need to choose a convenient position. The other thing is that when installing the oven on the wall, it should not be connected to the junction box to avoid chances of pulling and damaging the wires. If you’ve chosen to let it stand, you just need to find a proper position and move it into place.

  3. ACCESS AND CONNECT THE WIRES

    To access the wires, you have to go through the perforated hole on the surface of the junction box. You will be able to see four wires passing through a sheath behind the oven. These wires are colored green, white, red and black. You can use a knife or something sharp to remove the insulation. Make sure you expose the wires correctly.

  4. CONNECT THE WIRES TO THE POWER SUPPLY

    Before you start the connections, check if the local codes allow connections of the frame ground circuit connector to the neutral wire. If not, connect the white wire from the oven to the white wire from the power supply and the green wire to the white ground wire. If the codes allows you to do so, then proceed with the connections as follows.

    You will need a screw to fix the wires in place. The wires white and green from the oven are to be connected to the white ground wire in the power supply (in the junction box). If you are done with the white and green wire, locate the red and black wires from the oven. Connect the red wire to the red wire from the power supply. The last one should be the black wire from the oven and the black wire from the power supply. Finish up the connection by connecting these two. Lastly use the wire connectors to connect all the wires. Make sure this is properly done to avoid cases such as short circuits.

  5. COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION

    Make sure the hole on the junction box you used to access the wires is secured. Activate the circuit breaker and turn the oven on to check if there were problems with the connections. Having done this, you can now choose your preferred position for the oven that is, if you chose to let it stand instead of mounting it on the wall. Lastly when installing an electric oven, you must always remember that your safety comes first.