220 split.


Old 05-30-07, 07:43 PM
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Question 220 split.

I currently have a gas range and want to convert it to electric. I have a 220 ran for my dryer in the basement about 10 ft from where I would run the 220 up through the floor for the range. My question is can I just splice at the dryer 220 and run a new line to the range or do I have to run a seperate line all the way from the range to the box? Thanks for the help.

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Old 05-30-07, 07:59 PM
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No, you cannot tap the dryer circuit. Unlike 120 volt branch circuits, most residential 240 volt circuits are specific to the device they will be powering.

Your electric dryer circuit is most likely a 30 amp circuit. This is done with 10 gage wire.

Your electric range will require (usually) either a 40 amp or a 50 amp circuit. This would be done with 8 or maybe even 6 gage wire.

For your range, you will need to run a new four wire circuit all the way to the main panel. Obtain the specific electrical requirements of the range to know whether you need a 40 or 50 amp circuit.
Old 05-31-07, 01:27 PM
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