Electric Stoves


Old 09-24-13, 10:47 PM
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Electric Stoves

How many Amps does an electric stove pull? would 8awg wire and a 50 amp circuit breaker work.
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Old 09-24-13, 11:07 PM
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Use a 40A breaker if you use #8, 50A if you use #6. You can use either size you want.
Old 09-25-13, 01:53 AM
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Justin's information is correct.

Most ranges use 6-3 with ground on a 50A breaker. There should be a spec plate on the unit or in the installation instructions if it's a new unit.

If you haven't picked out a unit.... I'd recommend installing the larger wire to be safe.

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