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Old 11-15-2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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Oven circuit sizing

I have a mid 90's track home, which means everything was done on the cheap . I am replacing oven and cooktop. The oven breaker is 20A. I haven't measured wire guage, but is same dia as wires going to other two phase 20A circuits.

Most new convection ovens today require 30A circuits. I have 20A.

Question: What are my options? Must I stick to cheaper ovens rated to 20A?

Sidenote: I really wanted to also switch gas cooktop to induction cooktop, but there is no separate circuit, so I guess I am out of luck.


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Old 11-15-2011, 02:13 AM   #2
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You could run new circuits.


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