07:35PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
17 lifetime posts
I'm currenlty remodeling the kitchen. It is an older house, and I had only one circuit running the entire kitchen. Because I changed the entire layout of the kitchen, I basically stripped it of all electrical. I capped the one hot wire that branched multiple times into the lights, outlets, etc. inside of a junction box. I ran new circuits for the outlets, fridge, dishwasher/disposal, and lights. I haven't hooked these up yet to the box cause I plan on hiring a licensed electrician to do that part (I just wanted to save money and do most of the leg work myself) and of course have him inspect my work.

Now, I was reading another thread that said you can run 12/3 to a wall oven. Is this true? If so, I was going to run it down the wall to behind the wall oven. Currently, there is a 220 outlet across the room from the old range. The current 220 outlet is very old crusty wire. And it definately won't reach the new wall oven. So I definately don't want that there even if I can't run 12/3 for the wall oven. The stove top will be gas so no worries there.

Also, the current 220 is connected to a breaker with two switches that move together each having the number 50 on them. Is this a 50 amp or 100 amp breaker? Reason I ask is I'm wanting the electrician to creat a subpanel in a garage that I am having built. But I think that the current box is tapped out.

Is this common for a DIY'er like myself to do all of the leg work? I'm confident I did everything correctly. The only thing left before he comes is figuring how to wire the lights on a 3 way switch. I already purchased 100' of 12/3 which is more than enough for the lights so that is why I am inquiring about the wall oven. Thanks again.


05:27AM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
12/3 is only good for 20 amps. If your wall oven specifies a 20 amp circuit you can use the 12/3.


05:56AM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I'm a DIYer myself and have learned that sometimes my "legwork" can do more harm than good. 12/3 for a wall oven doesn't sound right. Can you please provide the amperage and voltage from your new wall oven (in case one of the electric gurus responds).


04:47PM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
17 lifetime posts
what do you mean "more harm?" give me some examples of things you did wrong if that is what you mean. Thanks


07:32PM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 05/11/03
64 lifetime posts
I agree with K2, the only ovens I have seen take at least a 30 amp circuit and sometimes larger. You need to get the spec's on the oven so you can run the proper size wire. As a licensed electrican I have expierience with helping DIYers. Many times if they would have had me look at what they were doing at the start (instead of just hiring me to make the connections to the panel) I could have saved them time and money by reccomending the right size wire and installation practices. Call the electrician now! Mr. Electric


08:41PM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
17 lifetime posts
good idea mrelectric. Will do that


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