creating new 240 volt outlet.

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Old 05-30-05, 02:57 PM
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creating new 240 volt outlet.

I currently have a gas stove top that of course has 120 volt power run to it but I would like to change it to an electric cooktop that will require 240 volts.

Does this require running new or additional wiring or is it a matter of connecting the existing wire to 240 volts at the breaker box?
 
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Old 05-30-05, 03:15 PM
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This would require a new 4 wire cable to be run from your panel. Do you have 2 adjacent spots available in your panel?

The current wire is too small and does not contain enough conductors in it.
 
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Old 05-31-05, 07:54 AM
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Depending on distance and access, it may cost more for the electrical work than for the new electric range. Considering that most people with electric ranges would rather have a gas one, you might want to consider how badly you really want an electric one.
 
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