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Can a Oven Circuit be Used for a Water Heater?
I have a 220 volt circuit coming in to my oven, can I use that line to provide power for a water heater?
No, you cannot do this. Each of these devices needs to have their own dedicated circuit of power, and they both have their own specified amount of power. The water heater requires a dedicated 30 amp 240 volt circuit. Placing the water heater on the same circuit as the oven will overload the oven circuit and cause it to trip the circuit breaker off.
Wiring Connections for a 240 Volt Oven
I have a 1980's Home, with a 3-wire 240 volt circuit which is Aluminum. I would like to know how to connect his cable to my new stove.
The Cable Wires are:
1-black insulation, 1-black with 2 red lines insulation and a bare ground.
Does the black wire with red lines go to red on stove? Does it matter if the 2 hot are switched?
Daniel, here is the typical 240 volt wiring connections:
Circuit Black wire to Black wire of the Oven.
Circuit Black with Red to Red wire of the Oven.
Circuit Ground, Green or Bare wire with Oven Green or Bare.
* It does not matter if the Black and Red wires are reversed with 240 volt oven wiring.
* Some 4-wire ovens do permit bonding the White Neutral wire to the Ground wire. Check the Electrical Connections in your installation manual to be sure.
Questions about Wiring an Oven
Is it OK to install a new 4-wire oven, with black, red, white and green wires?
This electrical question came from: Greg, a Handyman from Tigard, Oregon.
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