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Is a 1/G weatherproof box permitted to be supported by a single underground stub up raceway?
Is there a code requirement for electrical stoves to be vented to the outside?
Bessie Cooper Harris
Hey Bessie thanks for your question. The NEC does not require venting of cooking appliances. If the instructions of listed equipment require venting that would need to be done as stated in 110.3(B). Some recommend venting for cooking appliances to remove moisture other things caused by cooking. Check with the local AHJ(s) to see if there are additional requirements.
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