I don't understand the wires in our 220 supply. There are two covered with black rubber -- they must be hot-- and a bunch of about 8 or 10 bare silver colored wires.
The plug on our new electric stove (220) had 4 prongs but our 220 receptacle only had -- apparently it doesn't have a separate connector for the Ground? So we installed a replacement receptacle that matches the plug and has 4 internal connectors I will call "poles." My husband ran a ground wire from the green pole in the receptacle to a water pipe, since there was no green wires coming from our supply -- only the two "hot" wires that are wrapped in black rubber and a bunch of about 8 or so bare silver colored wires. He hooked these to one of the inner poles and the stove works!
But I don't like the green wire underfoot and I heard we can use a jumper and link the ground connection to the "common" pole because it can also function as the ground. Is this true? The two HOT wires from the supply line are linked to the two outside poles of the receptacle, then there is an inner green one and another that has all the bare wires connected to it.
I wish my wires had colors like all the articles indicate!
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