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How do you install a 240V hookup if there is a 120V outlet where you are replacing a gas stove with an electric one?


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2015-07-15 19:18:10
2015-07-15 19:18:10

Get an electrician to wire you up a 220v line.

Yes, with a caveat. The current ratings must be the same, and the the 110V outlet must be a dedicated circuit, i.e. nothing else on that breaker. You can safely upgrade a dedicated 110V 15A circuit to a 220V 15A circuit by re-using the same wiring. You will have to just replace the breaker and the outlet. You cannot, however, increase the current load or have a 110/220V (4-prong) outlet. Note that if you move a non-dedicated circuit up to 220 you will start a fire.

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