I think I posted this in the wrong place before, so here it is:
I have a client who believes I should have pulled the stove to check the connection. The unit is hard wired and code says it should be an outlet box.
Do you people pull the stove to check this? I have always assumed it was hidden…and therefor beyond the scope of the inspection.
If the manufacture say you can hard wire it then that is allowed. If the manufacture says cord you must use cord.
110.3 Examination, Identification, Installation, and Use
(B) Installation and Use. Listed or labeled equipment
shall be installed and used in accordance with any instructions
included in the listing or labeling.
CEC 26-744 Supply Connections for Appliances
(4) Where a freestanding electric range, having a calculated demand of 50 amps or less, is intended to be installed in a dwelling unit, a receptacle… …shall be installed for the supply of electric energy to the appliance.
(6) In a dwelling unit, a freestanding electric range, having a calculated demand of 50 amps or less, shall be cord-connected by means of a cord and attachment plug of CSA config 14-50P
Didn’t realize you were in Canada. Hardwired is Not prohibited by the National Electrical Code.
Appliances Rated Over 300 Volt-Amperes.
For permanently connected appliances rated over 300 volt-amperes the branch - circuit switch or circuit breaker shall be permitted to serve as the disconnecting where the switch or circuit breaker is within sight from the appliance or is capable of being locked in the open position. The provision for locking or adding a lock to the disconnecting means shall be installed on or at the switch or circuit breaker used as the disconnecting means and shall remain in place with or without the lock installed
I suspect the terminology for “freestanding” vs “permanently connected” is relevant. A slide in or drop in range (that ends up bolted to the cabinets-thus permanent) doesn’t require a recepticle here (great white north).