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The tech said we could forgo new code regulations and use the 3-wire system already in the wall, because the house is old and the non-legal wiring would be "grandfathered". The quote to do this was $394, which included:
1. Replace the existing box with a larger one (we supplied), using wire already installed, sticking out of the wall, wire nuts already there, and
2. Hook those wires to a 3-wire receptacle (which would not match the one installed on the new range, so that one would need to be exchanged also), plus
3. Hook up the matching plug-and-cord assembly to the range (tighten down 3 screws)--about $25 at the local DIY big box store.
None of this would meet current code requirements.
There is no "grandfathering" when a homeowner remodels. All new equipment (like the new range) is required to be installed to meet current codes. Grandfathering only occurs when a homeowner buys an older home: the existing appliances do not need to be to code if the homeowner agrees to buy "as is".
Bottom line: In my opinion, the electrician basically was willing to do a sub-standard installation and had to be pressured to quote a legal installation, which was incredibly high, as he made it obvious he did not want to crawl under the house to pull the new cable. The not-to-code install for $394 could be done by any homeowner with a "how-to" book from the local DIY store and a screw driver.
To bring the wiring up to code, the tech quoted us $1400.00 (less the $89 service fee) = $1316.00, which included:
1. Install (pull) 8/4 romex from the panel to the wall the range is on (about 40-50 feet; we are on pier & beam and the circuit box is in the garage, which shares a wall with the kitchen (the same wall the range is installed on).
2. Hook the wiring up to the existing 50A 2P circuit breaker.
3. Install a 2-gang electrical box (we supplied it).
4. Wire the 4-wire receptacle (we supplied).
Unfortunately, after this ordeal, I feel like I have just been ripped off by a used car salesman in a lot full of
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