How do you replace an electric stove with gas?

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Unless you are already a lcensed gas fitter - in which case you wouild not be asking this question here - changing over your kitchen stove from one that uses electric power to one that uses gas is not a DIY job.

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The best advice anyone should give you is to call two or three licensed gas fitters to visit your home and give you written quotes to install a gas supply point in your kitchen - if there is not one there already - and for connecting and then safety-testing the gas stove.


If you use a propane tank and a separate gas stove it can be done fairly easily. Propane gas stoves hook up the same whether it's a city gas line or a tank. Main thing is you need room to put the tank. And you may need to put a bigger fan for ventilation. AND don't forget to check your local code for installing it to be sure it is legal and whether it needs to be inspected. You don't need a huge tank either. A cooking stove uses relatively little gas so just a small tank will do and can give you a month or more of cooking. In many places you can even have the gas delivered to your home.
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Does food cook faster on a gas or electric stove?

Ah, the age old question. Really, these days, they are the same. What do you prefer is more the question? Used to be that gas would heat up quicker, the flame is instant and the old burners have to take a while to heat up. Spend some money on a newer unit and those puppies are instant and and ready ( Full Answer )

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

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 ( Full Answer )

How do you change a 240V dedicated circuit for an electric stove to a 120V dedicated circuit for a gas stove?

For USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. It is best to install a new 120 volt branch circuit for the gas stove using properly sized cable and breaker and the correct type of GFCI-protected 120 volt socket outlet for use in a kitchen area. As the existing wire size is su ( Full Answer )

If you're replacing an old electric stove that has a 3-prong outlet to a new electric stove that only has wires could you convert the new stove to fit in the outlet?

Answers for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz mains supplies . Yes in some localities (towns/states) you may be allowed to convert the stove to a three wire plug, but you must first check with the local electrical safety inspector for your town to find out if this work would be lega ( Full Answer )

If you bought a house and it didn't have a stove and you have an electric stove and there is an outlet for gas and what appears to be a regular plug how would you know if this is a 240V outlet?

Answers for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz mains supplies Easy answer: can you plug a toaster into this outlet? If you CAN, it is only for a 120 volts and not suitable to supply power to your 240 volts stove. Since you needed to ask this question here, the best thing you can d ( Full Answer )

How difficult is it to change an electric range oven or stove to run on gas?

I would say it is impossible as they work completely differently. For one thing there are no burner holes for gas on an electric stove! The control dials will have to be changed too. I just think it would not look very good sitting in a kitchen anywhere after it has been converted from one to the ( Full Answer )

How do I replace the electric gas door actuator on my 2000 Jetta?

Answer . Unfortunately, I am stuck with the same problem. I went to the dealer who allowed me to peek at the schematic of the gas door activator. However, when I asked the service manager if I could do this myself, he called a technician who told him it is a tricky repair. In other words, they wo ( Full Answer )

How do you convert a gas stove to an electric stove?

You have a gas stove and want to convert that stove into an electric stove? Maybe it could be done, but at what cost to you? Disconnecting the gas pipes and installing new electric elements, and changing all the wires on a stove that was made to run on gas would prove to be VERY expensive. In f ( Full Answer )

How can you replace a gas stove with an electric stove?

If you want to use an electric stove, first call a licensed gas fitter to remove the existing gas stove and make the gas pipe safe. Then call a licensed electrician to install a new power circuit for you, with the right size circuit breakers, the right size wiring and fit a new outlet of the righ ( Full Answer )

What does a gas stove do?

The Gas Stove uses a spark to start a flame, and that's what cooks the food.

Can you convert a gas stove to an electric stove?

It is possible to convert a gas stove to an electrical stove. Not only would you need to wire the stove for electricity but you would need to have a metal worker create metal bases for the electrical elements and also arrange for some insulation. It would be more expensive than simply purchasing an ( Full Answer )

Can you replace a gas stove with an electric stove?

Yes, but there is a process that will have to be reviewed prior to jumping in.. It isn't that difficult to disconnect and cap off gas lines. But installing new electrics, particularly a large load like a range, might cause you some headaches. If the current kitchen wiring did not include provisions ( Full Answer )

What did the electric stove do?

increased on how fast people cooked and took away the use of fire so people will not get burned using it

What did the electric stove replace?

Gas stoves were the most common before electric stoves. Electric stoves came around in the 1930's. The electric stove is more common nowadays, but has yet to replace the gas stove. So to answer your question more directly: They have not replaced anything.

How do you replace the glass top on an electric stove?

Hi there to replace the top on an electric stove you will need to know the Brand. You will need to know the brand as you would have to aquire the new part.A trained specialist may come and install if not they might add an additional charge for a fitter.If they do'nt send someone out look at the manu ( Full Answer )

Is a gas stove more energy efficient than electric?

There are many ways to look at this problem like upstream and downstream effects or just price wise. I'm sure someone out there has an easy answer. If the cost is lower the government might have invested more money into making that form of energy more efficient.

Why does it take so long for water to boil on your electric stove even though it does not take long for the stove to get hot enough yet only does this with electric stoves and not gas stoves?

Water takes a long time to boil due to its specific heat. Wikipedia answers it with a lot of science (see link) but I have a slightly easier way of explaining it. So, we're dealing with two actual processes going on here. 1) First, you're rai ( Full Answer )

How much does the hookup cost to switch from electric to gas stove?

The answer is entirely dependent upon the layout of your home, and how far away the nearest gas line is from where your stove is. You're going to have to pay a plumber with a gas ticket to do the work, probably a per-hour rate. They'll need to shut your gas off, 'T' off the existing pipe and run a ( Full Answer )

What type of stove gas or electric boils water faster?

The gas stove is the most efficient at supplying heat. Electric elements take a long time to build up heat, as you can see when you turn one on. The element takes some time to become red hot, and able to supply sufficient energy to a pot of water to make the contents boil. However, when a gas sto ( Full Answer )

How do you convert an electric stove to run on gas?

You have an electric stove and want to convert that stove into a gas stove? Maybe it could be done, but at what cost to you? Removing the electrical heating elements and installing a new gas connection pipe and gas burners would prove to be VERY expensive if not impossible to do. In fact it ( Full Answer )

In a non electric cabin can a wood burning stove be converted to propane gas.?

With Jesus all things are possible. Sure would be easier to switch out an orifice on a gas appliance though , or better yet install something that was specifically designed by some mathematically inclined dork to burn propane in the most efficient manner possible and then later evaluated by the unde ( Full Answer )

What is an electric gas stove?

Newer gas stoves have an electric spark to light the burners instead of a standing pilot light.

What gas is used in gas stoves?

Natural Gas is used in gas stoves as is LP( propane). Methane andbutane are two raw gases that are NEVER used in gas appliances.

Is natural gas in gas stoves?

Many gas stoves use natural gas. Many homes across the U.S. use natural gas to heat their homes in the winter. Propane can also be used with gas stoves.

What gas is used in a gas stove?

natural Natural OR LP(Propane). Most come from factory set up for Natural but all can be converted to LP.

How does electric stove works?

Electric Stoves Work in a weird way. When you plug it in a sends a signal to the mainframe. which causes an electric volt that hits the metal causing it to get hot.

What is the difference between an electric stove and a gas stove?

The basic difference between the two specified types of stoves is the source of the heat used for cooking. With an electric stove, a resistance heating element is used. When electricity is run through the resistance heating element, it converts the electrical energy into thermal (heat) energy. With ( Full Answer )

How Could you replace a gas cook stove with renewable resources?

For example, you can get a solar stove - one that cooks food with the heat of the Sun. Those can get quite hot, and you can even bake cakes in them. But note that cooking in them is usually a lot slower (you have to prepare the food well in advance). Another option is using firewood - but even thoug ( Full Answer )

Are Electric stove elements bendable?

No. The heating element is encased in clay, which will fracture and allow the element to touch the casing, causing a short to earth.

Are electric stoves easier to use than gas stoves?

Yes, electric stoves are easier to use than gas stoves. However, if there is a power outage, you will not be able to use your electric range, but with a gas range, you will still be able to manually light it.

Are electric stoves better then gas stoves?

It really depends on what you mean by "better." Electric seem to cook more evenly than gas stoves. Electric are also more popular. Gas stoves seem to be less expensive to operate over the long run and have a good performance on low heat because you can actually see and adjust the flame.

Is a gas stove less safe than an electric stove?

Both electric and gas stoves have risks involved. But gas stoves appear to have more risks. Things like carbon monoxide which is deadly, and the risk of gas leaks in your home. If you own a gas stove you have to take many safety precautions that electric stove owners don't have to take.

What gas do you use for gas stoves?

It depends on the stove to some extent (something you need to check) but any flammable gas such as propane, butane, 'natural gas' methane etc.

Does the range receptacle have to be rewired if a gas stove replacement only needs 120 volts?

There is a little adapter which does this for you. It is available in Canada and CSA certified. It is available at Home Depot. Just plug it into the 240 volt outlet and you now have a 120 volt outlet, which is protected by its own internal 15 amp fuse. This device is to be used for one specific use ( Full Answer )