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Wiring an Electric Stove
What size wire should be used for an electric stove? How to Wire a Stove and Outlet, Selecting the Wire Size for an Electric Stove.
Circuit Wiring for an Electric Stove
Electrical Question: What size wire should be used for an electric stove?
I am doing some electrical work in a kitchen and I need help with the circuits.
- What size wire is safe for an electric stove and which outlet can be used?
- Can a garbage disposal, dishwasher and refrigerator have same power source?
This electrical question came from: Flora, from Lawton, Oklahoma.
Thanks for your electrical question Flora.
How to Wire a Stove
Application: Wiring a Kitchen 240 Volt Circuit for a Stove.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill, auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Installing additional circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Selecting the Wire Size for an Electric Stove
- The wire size for an electric stove circuit will depend on the exact stove that will be installed and if the circuit wire selected will be copper or aluminum.
- The wire tables may be used to determine the electrical wire for the stove that will be installed.
- The garbage disposal and the dishwasher may share a dedicated 20 amp 120 volt circuit.
- The standard refrigerator must have a dedicated 15 amp 120 volt circuit.
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