220 to 110 for cooktop swap

Old 01-11-04, 01:09 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
220 to 110 for cooktop swap

I am replacing a 220 electric cooktop with a gas cooktop and need to wire a 110 outlet where the 220 is now. There is a white, black, ground,and red wire in the existing junction box. Do I connect the 110 outlet to the white and black, and ground, to deliver 110 and cap the red wire?
Old 01-11-04, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 149
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
You can, after making a couple of changes. I'm assuming that that electric cooktop was on a 30amp 220 volt circut? Then you can cap the red wire at BOTH ENDS. And replace the 30 amp 220 breaker with a 20 amp single pole breaker. If you had a larger circut, say 40 amp or higher. Then you'll have problems getting the wire into a 20 amp breaker without cutting some of the strands which is not allowed.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: