What type of insulated wire should I use to replace part of the internal
of a built-in electric wall oven. I assume this needs to be some type of
temp insulation. The original wire appears to be about 16 ga. with woven
insulation perhaps fiberglass. Needs to have a hot voltage rating of at
240 Vac. Can anyone provide info on suitable wire type and source?
Johnstone Supply sells what they call hinge wire
in 25 foot lengths. It's nickel plated high temp
I often go by one of the local electric motor
rewind shops and get them to cut as much of the
same kind of wire that I need. The guys will often
give me a short piece on the house. The wire has
nickel plated copper strands, high temp silicone
insulation and a fiberglass outer covering. The
supply stores also sell high temp connectors and
crimp on ring terminals. You don't want to use
a standard crimp connector on an electric stove.
There are also high temp ceramic wire nuts.
Years ago I repaired commercial restaurant equipment for GE. We used the
nickel coated fiberglass wire that TDD describes. I suppose appliance repair
shops would stock it as well as motor shops. Be sure to get only nickel
terminals as well, as the copper ones will burn right off.
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