240/120 Split


Old 01-27-03, 05:47 AM
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240/120 Split

Hello. I am remodeling a kitchen and replacing an electric cooktop and wall oven with a gas range. I'm not sure what's back there yet, but I assume i have a least 1 and maybe 2, 240 volt circuits I will no longer need. Assuming there is only a red, black and ground for each, Is it acceptable to replace a double breaker with a single and use the red wire as a neutral or do i have to run new wire?
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Old 01-27-03, 06:39 AM
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The code only allows white to be used as the grounded (neutral)conductor unless the wire is larger than #6.If larger than # 6,the wire can be reidentified using white phase tape to identify it.I suspect that you will probably find 2 different 30 amp 240v circuits consisting of black,white, and bare ground unless you are in an area of the country such as Chicago that requires conduit.
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