Installing a 220V connection

Old 03-11-03, 08:03 PM
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Installing a 220V connection

I have a 110v outlet behind my gas range in my kitchen, but no 220v outlet. I am considering going to an electric range that requires 220v. Is there any way to convert the existing 110v outlet to 220v outlet without major re-wiring?
Old 03-11-03, 08:15 PM
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No, you'll need to run a new line from the main panel to your location. Depending on the type of stove you want to install you'll probably need a 4 wire feeder. (2 hots, 1 neutral and 1 ground).
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Wish it was that easy,but unfortunately it is not.The only way to do this(assuming that this a full size range and not a cooktop) is to run a # 6-3 W/ground to your panel and install a 4 wire 50 amp receptacle,protected by a 2 pole 50 amp breaker.If it is a cooktop, the wiresize would change to # 10 and the breaker to 2 pole 30 amp.
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Unfortunately, you can't push 50 amps at 240 volts through a circuit rated for 20 amps at 120 volts. Has the house always had a gas range? If at any time there was an electric range, then you may have the wiring already in place from the panel to the range location. It could have been pulled under the house and installed in a junction box or "converted" to a 20A circuit for the replacement gas range.

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