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Thread: Older 3 Wire for 6/3 600V connection

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    Default Older 3 Wire for 6/3 600V connection

    Posted By: Fixer

    I had a new electric oven installed and had it re-wired. The 6/3 wire that was removed is in fine shape, but it doesn't include the ground wire. Do you think it has any value beyond scrap? It is about 24' and I believe the scrap value is about $27 (I might have to strip off the plastic for that rate). It seems like it would be worth twice that much if someone wanted it for a project, but does it have any use in today's world?

    Thanks

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    Without a ground it is if of no use electrically.

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    That seems like at most 7 lbs of copper. If you strip off the insulation, you may get about $15 for it. I'm not sure what copper scrappers are paying now, but copper spot is about $2.40/lb. Scrappers don't pay spot.

    Also, 8-3 with ground is most likely legal for your oven. A 40A range circuit is good for a 16KW range or combination oven and cooktop. This is because the burners all cycle and are rarely all on at the same time. So code permits a demand factor to be applied (if this is a residential range).

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