Re: Electric stove wiring
A standard slide-in range (oven, stovetop, drawer underneath, doesn't attach to countertop) generally requires a 50A 125/250V circuit.
Other styles, such as wall ovens, stovetops that are set into the countertop, and ranges that are supported by the cabinetry may have different requirements. I would suspect that electricians must follow some kind of rule of thumb, as they can't always anticipate the appliances that homeowners will choose.
I'd say, at a mimimum, install wire suitable for a 50A, 125/250V circuit. You can always put a smaller breaker and receptacle in place as needed. Be aware that some 30A receptacles may not be able to connect directly to heavier wire and you may need to jper it with proper connectors.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.