Is existing microwave and oven wiring safe?
I am presently remodeling my kitchen. The existing microwave and oven are wired as follows:
A #6 wire 240 volt circuit protected by a 50 amp fuse runs to a metal junction box in the cabinet. The oven is wired directly to the the 240 circuit. Also wired in this junction box is a #12 wire connected to one of the hot conductors and going to a 20 amp receptacle for the microwave. Is this a safe wiring practice? I would prefer to not have to run a new 120 volt dedicated circuit for the microwave as it would be alot of work and be expensive. If the existing wiring is not safe, is there another way of wiring the microwave and oven off of the same circuit without having to pull a new circuit? Any help or suggestions would be greatly apppreciated.
Electrical Requirements for the new microwave:
120 volt, 60 Hz, 15 amp circuit and draws 1.8 kilowatts.
POWER / RATINGS for the new oven:
Amp Rating at 208V 20
Amp Rating at 240V 20
Bake Wattage 2700
Broiler Wattage 3600
Convection Wattage 2500
KW Rating at 208V 3.0
KW Rating at 240V 4.0