Next >︎
To Top

Installing A Microwave Oven Over the Range

I want to install an "over the range microwave". I have an outlet in the cabinet to plug it into. I had a range hood that was wired to wires coming from the wall. My question is, what do I do with those wires, now that I don't need them?


By Cutluv from Easton, PA


Installing A Microwave Oven Over the Range

Those wires should be disconnected. So find out if is a dedicated line from the circuit breaker or from a junction box. Then disconnect them. (06/13/2009)

By foxrun41

Installing A Microwave Oven Over the Range

If the wires are coming directly out of the wall (residential sheathed cable with a black, white and a ground) you will have to do more than just capping them off. Install an electrical box like the ones for a wall switch or receptacle. (See this video They have plastic boxes that can be installed after market. Place the front of the box on the wall where there are no studs and mark around the edges. Cut out the wall staying within the lines (use only the closest lines to the box opening so the hole will be small enough for the mounting taps to grasp the inside wall. Pull the wires into the box and install the box. Now, you can terminate or cap the wires using wire nuts. Put a cover over the box and you are done. (06/13/2009)


By ermaher1984

Installing A Microwave Oven Over the Range

I would just install a regular outlet. They are cheap and you never have too many of those.

Have FUN! DearWebby (06/13/2009)

By DearWebby

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Article
Installing a Microwave Oven Over the Range
Next >︎
September 4, 2009
A carved turkey breast.
Cooking a Turkey Breast in the Microwave
Potatoes on a plate in the microwave.
Cooking a Potato in the Microwave
Chocolate cake cooked in a mug
Converting an Oven Cake Recipe to a Microwave Recipe
Microwave Oven
Using A Microwave
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/12 07:20:02 in 279 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!