Wiring for an Electric Range Circuit


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire an Electric Range Circuit: Electric Circuit Requirements for a Kitchen Range.


Kitchen Range Electrical Circuit Wiring

Electrical Question: I am considering replacing my gas range with an electric stove or electric range.

This electrical wiring question came from: Ben, a Homeowner from Dexter, Kansas.

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

How to Wire a Range Cord and Range Circuit

Application: Circuit Wiring for an Electric Range.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Work in electrical panels is not recommended for homeowners, non-experienced individuals or non-electricians.
Electrical 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 220 volt electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the main circuit of the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring or installing the 240 volt wiring and circuit breaker for the kitchen range.
Notice: Installing an additional 240 volt range circuit should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Electric Circuit Requirements for a Kitchen Range

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4 Responses to “Wiring for an Electric Range Circuit”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Jeremy,
    The article where you posted this question explains the wire size for an electric range circuit, as well as describing the skills and tools needed for installing a range circuit.
    Be Safe,
    Dave

  2. Jeremy Lee says:

    I just bought a new electric range. There is no cutout in the bottom for the electric outlet on the floor. Looks like it would be easier to move the wire completely with a new wire and disconnect and pull the old one later. I have a new main box with a 50 amp breaker for the range only. I need to know what size and type of wire to use to safely complete this job. I have an electrician that can prob help, but I can do this myself as we have a main shut off in the new box. Any suggestions?

  3. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Paul,
    If the stove is a free standing range type then a cord and receptacle outlet should be installed.
    Dave

  4. paul paju says:

    Instead of having a plug can you hard wire a electric stove?