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220 Gas Oven with only 110 Power?

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Aug 19, 2013, 01:30 PM
220 Gas Oven with only 110 Power?
I found an oven/ stove, it's gas. But the power supply which I think runs the clock and the little gas ignitors runs off 220 (Which I do not have) Should I just pass on this or is there an easy way to look into changing the oven or outlet?
Aug 19, 2013, 01:51 PM
How easy it would be to add a 220VAC circuit to your kitchen depends:

1. proximity to the electrical panel
2. capacity of the panel to handle an additional 220 VAC breaker, which generally requires two slots
3. access to the panel and area behind the range to run the new wires.

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Aug 19, 2013, 01:52 PM
Short of rewiring a 240v circuit to power the oven, there is not easy way to energize the appliance.
The oven would run off of the 240v supply, as well as the controls.

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Aug 19, 2013, 01:53 PM
Hey you bet me to the answer. Big Grin

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Aug 19, 2013, 02:47 PM
simple answer: pass. there are gas ranges that have 120 volt controls.

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Aug 19, 2013, 02:59 PM
Thanks guys, it's a house from 52' and has older wiring to begin with. I already have a load of projects, I'll probably just pass and wait to find a standard oven with 110.... Thanks for the help, appreciate it!