||11-29-2005 12:29 AM
Forgive me if I don't use the correct terminology but I'm a novice. I live in a co-op apartment and my circuit breaker box says it can hold 80 amps total. There are 2 outlets in the kitchen that share a 20 amp circuit. There is also a dedicated 20 amp line for a dishwasher. All the lines are 120V. The previous owners had a fridge, microwave, dishwasher and gas range. I am replacing all the appliances and getting an electric cooktop and seperate wall oven. I need a dedicated 220V, 20amp line for the electric cooktop which an electrician said would not be a problem. I also want an electric wall oven which would require another 220V 20amp line. Would I be in danger of overloading the circuits? My gut tells me to get a gas wall oven to be on the safe side. Any comments?