Installing new 220 line


Old 11-15-04, 05:19 AM
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Installing new 220 line

I presently have a gas range and I am thinking about going to electric. I will need to run a 220v line for the new installation. I am familiar with, and have done wiring in my home for various projects, but have never run a 220v line. Can some one point me in the right direction as far as finding good instructions for doing this?
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Old 11-15-04, 06:41 AM
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I can't point you to any specific instructions, but it's pretty much the same as a 120-volt circuit. Wait until you have the installation instructions for your new range, so you'll know exactly what its electrical needs are. The main difference between 240 and 120 is simply the use of a double-pole breaker instead of a single-pole breaker. If the appliance uses both 120 and 240, then you'll need three conductors plus ground instead of two plus ground. But if the appliance is pure 240, then a 240 circuit uses the same cable as a 120 circuit of the same amperage.
Old 11-15-04, 03:39 PM
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regardless of whether the new range is straight 240 or also needs 120, I wouls still wire as if it needs the 120 also and not connect the neutral.
Old 11-15-04, 07:07 PM
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Wouldn't this be considered a new install and need 3 wire with ground regardless if the stove is pure 220 or 220/120?
Old 11-16-04, 01:55 PM
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Depends on whether the range is hardwired or not.

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