Running 110v line off existing 220v stove circuit


Old 09-29-06, 11:24 AM
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Running 110v line off existing 220v stove circuit

Current stove/oven is a combo micro-wave all powered by one 220 outlet (circa 1990). I want to replace the range - 220 circuit no problem. But if I add a new hard wired micro-wave above the range, I need a 110 circuit. Can you tap into one side of the 220 circuit since the logistics of running a dedicated line to the service box makes it near impossible? Otherwise, the only other circuits available are the 15a kitchen recepticles which would have to be tapped into to.
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Old 09-29-06, 11:26 AM
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No, you cannot tap a 240 circuit in this manner.

You cannot tap the kitchen receptacles either.

Your only choice is to run a new circuit for the microwave, which is most likely what the requirements of the microwave call for anyway.
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NO!!! don't even think of it!! UNSAFE first, Illegal 2nd.

Safety first.... I don't know for sure,"But" someone once told me... "It's no fun waking up dead".
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