New Electric Outlet for Gas Range


Old 11-10-06, 11:21 AM
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New Electric Outlet for Gas Range

New GE gas range requires 15 amp 120 v outlet for range electric plug that controls ignitors, clocks, etc. Range should only be surrounded by material that may withstand 200 degrees. Where do I place outlet? Will a standard plastic box & standard 2 wire and ground plastic double outlet stand the 200 degree heat if new electric outlet is placed behind the range? (note: cabinets on either sie of range)

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Old 11-10-06, 11:52 AM
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Put the recepticle behind the range using standard wireing methods. No special wiring is needed, just a regular recepticle.
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The manufacturer's installation instructions will stipulate exactly where the receptacle should be....high. low. etc. Follow this and it will be OK.
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Is there some sort of industry standard for receptacle placement for dishwashers and ranges? Some models seem awfully restrictive on where the receptacle should be. It would suck to put in a receptacle for one stove, only to replace it a few years down the road and have the replacement range not fit.
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Most free standing 220 volt ranges are cord and plug and have a accessory drawer at the bottom. In my experience the majority of installations are surface mount receptacles located on the floor/wall directly behind the drawer. There are also a lot of hard wires these days so I'm not sure if there is usually any standard for the location. Instructions, as 594 stated, many times point the area out for receptacle placement but not always. Somewhere low behind the drawer mostly. One of the big things that is overlooked on hard wire is the requirement that the breaker be capable of being locked out if not in sight. 120 volt gas ranges can be less restrictive.

Dishwashers are mostly individual circuits and are hard wired. but there are cord and plug also as you know. Normally you locate the receptacle/JB in the cabinet next to the dishwasher. It isnt unusual to use a duplex (split for two circuits) and include the garbage disposal.

Installing in a mobile home requires additional considerations.


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