I am replacing my wife's wall oven with the same size oven. (24 inch). The old oven has been there for at least 12 years.
The directions with the new oven say to put the oven on 2x4 runners. My old oven did not have these. That is no problem. I wonder though if metal stud s would be better to use as runners becasue they are non combustable?
Anyway, the question I have concerns the junction box. My current box is lo cated on the surface of the drywall directly on the back wall off the openi ng and toward the bottom. The directions say, "locate an approved junction box, in the suggested location, a minimum of 23 7/8 above the runners".
My current juntion box is not 23 7/8 above the runners.
My question is this: 1. Why is this a requirement? Does it have to do with heat from the oven or something else?
- Does this box really need to be moved, and if so what is the best way to do it?
What I dont understand it has on the drawing two pictures of acceptable loc ations for the box. One is up high 23 7/7 above the runners. However, one p icture with no inch markings on it shows a junction box level or below the runners? (It kind of contradicts the obove statement of locating this box " above" the runners.
As always I appreciate the help.
p.s. concernign my previous electrical switch question, I decided to put th e switches back the way they were and to add another outlet properly, by te eing off an existing outlet in the bathroom.