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Old 03-01-2019, 01:47 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, my apologies if not.

A 6/3 wire got damaged in my garage. I am going to consult with my brother (a senior tech for the power company), but would like to attempt to wrap my head around the situation first.

The wire/circuit feeds the stove on the other side of a split level home. The breaker is now off. The old cloth covered 6/3 wire has no ground. The plan (?....): The length of the wire coming from the panel is just too short to tie into. Run a new length of 6/3 romex (w/ ground wire) to an exposed 4-11/16 x 2-1/8 junction box mounted in the ceiling (joist). Use 3 appropriate Polaris connectors to tie in the new Romex with the old existing wire. My question, what to do with the ground wire from the Romex? I should ground the metal box, yes? Can I? Is there a solution other than the impossible task of running a complete run from the panel to the kitchen in a split level home?

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, my apologies if not.

A 6/3 wire got damaged in my garage. I am going to consult with my brother (a senior tech for the power company), but would like to attempt to wrap my head around the situation first.
You should not consult with your brother. You should consult with a licensed electrician with a lot of experience doing residential work.
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I appreciate your good advice. I am not going to do this myself, for certain. I'm just trying to wrap my head around the grounding situation before I call in the troops and empty the back account. Will it require an entire new run to the stove?
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I appreciate your good advice. I am not going to do this myself, for certain. I'm just trying to wrap my head around the grounding situation before I call in the troops and empty the back account. Will it require an entire new run to the stove?
Sure, you are not going to do it yourself... Yet you already picked out the exact material you are going to use and are asking how you should do it.

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Run a new length of 6/3 romex (w/ ground wire) to an exposed 4-11/16 x 2-1/8 junction box mounted in the ceiling (joist). Use 3 appropriate Polaris connectors to tie in the new Romex with the old existing wire. My question, what to do with the ground wire from the Romex? I should ground the metal box, yes? Can I?
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