Converting 220V outlet to 110V


Old 03-04-07, 11:07 AM
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Converting 220V outlet to 110V

Apologize for asking question similar to ones already posted here, but I can't find my exact scenario. I am not trying to tap into a 220V circuit to add a 110V outlet, but replace the whole thing. I am replacing an electric range with a gas one, so I no longer need to 220V outlet. Wiring is relatively new (house was built in 1999). New range requires dedicated 110V 15A or 20A circuit.

Is there an easy way to do this, either via an adapter on the 220V outlet or simply replacing the outlet and rewiring the existing wire at the circuit box as opposed to replacing the whole thing?

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Old 03-04-07, 11:41 AM
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Comfort level ?

Is your basement unfinished or do you access to the basement ceiling.
If so Run a #12/ nmb cable from the panel to thestove location. At this location, the easiest way would to surface mount a new receptacle.
Add a new 1-pole 20A breaker, or if no room, remove the stove 2-pole and use that location.
Old 03-04-07, 01:32 PM
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You can change the receptacle and the connections at each end, assuming the proper wire is in place.

However, a better solution is to leave the existing receptacle in place and add a new receptacle. I suggest this approach.

If you insist on wanting to use the existing receptacle, please advise on the type of cable in place, so we can tell you if it is appropriate.

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