It's probably the least practical way to get a circuit for the microwave,
but as toller said, you could install a panel. The feed to the stove would
have to be of sufficient size to feed both loads and it would need to have
both a neutral and a ground. You'd install the panel per code with a double
pole breaker and new four wire cable going to the stove outlet and single
pole breaker and cable going to the microwave outlet
Just cram a piece of 12-2 romex thru the same hole and run it
alongside the range cable and to the main panel. Get yourself another
20A breaker and you got your microwave circuit. If that's too
difficult, hire an electrician.
On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 07:59:49 -0500, "RBM" <rmottola1(remove
a 240 line can easily be two 120's, but it's not to code
The reason no one will tell you is if you had even BASIC electrical
knowledge, you wouldn't need to ask. It's not a good idea for someone who
doesn't understand power to be taking shortcuts.
You should easily be able to pull 15 amps from any 120 circuit. I know of NO
microwave that pulls more then 15 AMPS :)
If you can't isolate a circuit, consider having a licensed electricial add a
new one to your breaker box.
Don't do it. Even if you figured out how to do it, you'd have a
uWave on a 30 amp fuse or whatever your stove has - that's why
some talked about a load center, etc. in th eposts. A uWave gone
bad on a 30A fuse could cause lots and lots of smoke, sparks and
fire. There's more to it than just the couple of wires your
friends probably told you about.
Your very basic question indicates you don't have the background
to accomplish this safely or within code or in any way that would
satisfy your insurance company after the fire. Best to get a pro
in there. No, I'm not a contractor.
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