09:26PM | 02/09/02
Member Since: 06/10/01
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Can anyone give me a basic idea of the process when converting a 220 line to 110?

I'm replacing my elec cooktop with gas, and the 220 present will have to be downgraded to 110 for the ignitors.

Does a new 110 sheathed electrical cable have to be run in place of the 220 from the panel, or can the the 220 be untwined and one set of wires capped and secured?

Is the 220 breaker then replaced with a 110?

I'm acquiring written instruction before undertaking this project, but I would also appreciate your experience.

Thank you.


07:28AM | 02/11/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Normally, the 220 breaker is actually two 110 breakers. If they are connected to each other, I suggest you replace with a single breaker for the 110.
You can cap off one of the hot wires on both ends. The other should provide plenty of power for the igniters. One concern here is that you might or might not have a proper neutral. I'm sure you have a ground, but you might or might not have a white neutral wire. If you do have it, you're in good shape. Use it with the one hot (black) wire that's not capped off.
I would not remove any wiring, as you or someone else might want to use it again in the future.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited February 11, 2002).]

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