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Wiring an Electric Stove

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Stove and Outlet: What size wire is safe for an electric stove and which outlet can be used? Selecting the Wire Size for an Electric Stove.

Circuit Wiring for an Electric Stove

Electrical Question: 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.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Flora.

How to Wire a Stove

Application: Wiring a 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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2 Responses to “Wiring an Electric Stove”
  1. 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


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