07:17AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 01/15/07
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I am replacing a gas cook top with an electric cook top. There is currently a 120V outlet that the gas cook top is connected to. But installing the electric cook top requires just the junction box with the house wires. Is the electrical install simply to disconnect the actual electrical outlet and connect the red, black and ground wire to the existing house wire then add a cover?


09:17AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Unless this is a single burner (maybe two) "cooktop" for an office or maybe home theather then it will take 240 and more current.

Also it might require 4 wires (two hots, neutral, and ground). That is common foro stoves, but might not be on just a cooktop (no clock/timer).

Need to look at the installation spects as to what is required.


09:23AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 01/15/07
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Per the installation manual, 120V required. Wiring red,black (two hot), and ground (copper). Would this still be a difficult conversion?


11:19AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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"Per the installation manual, 120V required. Wiring red,black (two hot), and ground (copper). Would this still be a difficult conversion?"

That does not make sense. To get 120 and 240 you need 4 wires.

But also it probably requires 30 or 40 amps on a dedicated circuit.

And a 120 circuit is rated for 15 or 20 and probably has other things on it.


02:01PM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
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Those instructions do not make sense. 120 volts does not and can not use red and black. It must use white and black(or red). Please read and post the instructions again.
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