04:33PM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 04/10/05
3 lifetime posts
We currently have a gas cooktop and an electric oven (cooktop is located directly above oven). We would like to convert to an electic cooktop but are being told two different things. (1) the gas can be shut off and the new electric cooktop and electric oven can run off the same "220". (2) The cooktop and oven require their own "220" which requires new wiring and a considerable amount of money. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you


06:30PM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
AFAIK. Each appliance needs a separate circuit from the house fuse/breaker panel although a sub panel many be able to be installed in a single circuit from the fuse panel and have branch circuits from it to each appliance. Check with a *local* electrician or building inspector for what local codes are.

** The cooktop and oven require their own "220" which requires new wiring and a considerable amount of money. **

It is not usually *that* expensive to have done as long as your fuse/breaker panel has enough amperage available.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site

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