Wiring issue for range-comments welcome


I did an inspection today and I found an issue that I called out but would like to know what others think.
The 50 amp range breaker had two 10 ga wires at each pole for a total of 4. Besides the obvious double tap, if these wires were soldered together would it be acceptable?
I could not determine where or how the business ends terminated. Any thoughts/comments welcome.

My thanks in advance.

Sorry forgot to press “upload” on original post…so here is a pic.


No . You made a good call, Repair required by qualified Person.
I have no idea where the #10s are going but you can not have a 50 amp breaker giving protection to a #10 wire.

Roy Cooke

310.4 Conductors in Parallel.
Aluminum, copper-clad aluminum, or copper conductors of size 1/0 AWG and larger, comprising each phase, polarity, neutral, or grounded circuit conductor, shall be permitted to be connected in parallel (electrically joined at both ends).

Good Call

I have seen this before. It is the result of a kitchen remodel where there was a 30 amp cooktop and a 30 amp wall oven. The remodel replaced them both with a free standing range. The clever remodelers “re wired” for a 50 amp circuit.

Its wrong, wrong, wrong. Write it up and move on.

Thanks again for responses. Wrote it up under creative electrical no nos.