Kitchen wiring questions!

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  1. Jan 22, 2007 #1

    Quattro

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    Hey all!

    I spent some time at my breaker box over the weekend, re-routing some basement circuits and fixing some things the previous owner screwed up. :mad:

    Overall, I was able to "gain" one 20A circuit. This is good, because my kitchen remodel is going to require at least one more circuit. On to the questions:

    1. Should the new fridge have it's own circuit, or can it share with something else? It is a fairly standard GE unit with freezer on the bottom (no dispenser, but it does have ice maker)...brand new.

    2. Can the new over-the-range microwave share the same circuit as the electric-light cooktop? The cooktop is gas, but will need juice for ignition. I assume this is OK.

    3. The current range/oven has a dual 40A breaker, and I think 4/3 wiring (or is that 6/3?). We're replacing that with a double wall-oven. Can I just use this same circuit?
    I hope so!

    That's it for now.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 23, 2007 #2

    petey_racer

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    1) Doesn't have to but should. It is always a good idea to have the fridge dedicated.

    2) It is a very common, and legal, to have an OTR micro and gas range clicker receptacle sharing a circuit.

    3) Can't say for sure without specs of the new oven. But...I would all but guarantee the existing circuit will be fine if 6/3 .
    Check the requirements of the new oven. This is key.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2007 #3

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    Just checked the cable running to the range...it's 8/3! Still haven't looked at the new oven specs (it's still in the box in the garage).

    Thanks for the help, petey!
     
  4. Jan 30, 2007 #4

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    Visit the MFG. web site, there will be a PDF with almost all the information.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2007 #5

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    As long as the oven is rated at 12Kw or less you are fine.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2007 #6

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    Thanks guys! The online manual says 7.2Kw @ 240V. I think I'm set.
     

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