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Home Installation of a Microwave Oven Over a Stove HoleCutOutwireBelow-480x360-013Copyrighted

HoleCutOutwireBelow-480×360-013Copyrighted

This metal electrical box was mounted using one Madison Bar on the right side and a sheet metal screw on the left side. A wall stud is against the left side of the box making it ideal to attach the box. The metal box must be grounded by attaching the bare copper wire using a 10/32 screw.

The plan is to pull the existing hood wire up into the back of the cabinet and attach an electrical box and receptacle to it so that the microwave oven can be plugged in.

Here is the wire that was originally feeding the hood fan and light over the stove. It is important to not cut this wire when removing the old hood. You will need a lot of slack to bring the wire up into the overhead cabinet to feed the new microwave oven.
Note the template tapedto the back wall. There is also another template for the top mounting holes and the cord hole. The mounting holes must be properly located.