I have an interesting situation I'm hoping an electrcian/electricial
expert in this newsgroup may help answer.
I have an 30 year old 220v range with an attached upper
(second smaller ) oven.
It's on it's last legs and we're in the process of purchasing a new
oven (also obviously 220v) and a separate microwave/oven to mount
My question is, the existing oven has a 220v line running to it and
now I'll obviously have to get an electrician to install another plug
for the microwave.
Will the electrician have to run a second 220v line for the microwave
or will he/she be able to just put in an outlet from the existing line
to handle both appliances? Obviously, putting in an outlet with two
plugs would be cheaper but I'm not sure that's legal/safe to do or
will they have to run a completely different 220v line to the breaker
The amp rating for the new oven is 40amps and the microwave is
30 amps. The existing breaker is a 50 amp breaker so I would think
at a minimum, the breaker would have to be replaced with a higher
to me like it would a separate line would need
to be run and an additional breaker be installed for the microwave.
Am I correct? The kitchen is located directly above the (unfinished)
basement where the breaker box is located (and the line is run inside
an outside wall). I would *think*
that even if a separate line needs
to be run, it wouldn't be that difficult however I'm getting scary
thoughts that this could end up being a very expensive venture to
run the second line however, my knowledge of "Mr. 220v Electricity" is
Any suggestions/comments is greatly appreciated. I just want to
get a ballpark idea of what I may be getting myself into before I
order this setup.
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