Wiring an Electric Stove


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

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.

This electrical question came from: Flora, from Lawton, Oklahoma.

Dave’s Reply:
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

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2 Responses to “Wiring an Electric Stove”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Thank You Harry,
    Very Helpful information.
    Dave

  2. Harry van Soolen says:

    It takes a 50Amp 2Pole Breaker (220Volt) and No. 8awg conductors w/ground to the outlet. Go to a hardware store and pick up a stove wiring harness with plug if the range doesn’t have one connected.

    Harry vS