Wiring Cooktop And Under Counter Oven - Electrical - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2009, 10:46 AM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Wiring Cooktop and Under Counter Oven


Thanks for the response, I will use two separate boxes but can anyone tell me why I was told here to connect the oven/broiler to the #8 wire when its maximum load is only 5000 watts (3000 Broiler and 2000 Oven) when the cooktop draws higher at 6600 watts?

Advertisement

Preach_2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #17
My License Ain't 4 Sale..
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta, Ga/Hamilton, Al
Posts: 1,813
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Wiring Cooktop and Under Counter Oven


Quote:
Originally Posted by Preach_2 View Post
Thanks for the response, I will use two separate boxes but can anyone tell me why I was told here to connect the oven/broiler to the #8 wire when its maximum load is only 5000 watts (3000 Broiler and 2000 Oven) when the cooktop draws higher at 6600 watts?
Because he didn't pay attention to which one was the higher wattage. Wire them appropriately for the power requirement.
InPhase277 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 11:14 AM   #18
UAW SKILLED TRADES
 
Stubbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,214
Rewards Points: 2,398
Default

Wiring Cooktop and Under Counter Oven


I'm not sure why that advice was given, considering the load requirements. You likely will never broil and run the oven similtaneously as you generally (to my knowledge) have to select one or the other. So 3000 watts would be your actual max. on the oven/ broiler.

Follow the cooking units instructions as for the circuits they require, two separate branch circuits to each unit would be better but I don't see any reason to not use the exception for both on a 40 amp branch circuit either. If you were broiling on the max setting you would still have 6600 watts available for the cooktop using the 40 amp single circuit with #10 taps to the oven/broiler.
__________________
" One nice thing about the NEC articles ... you have lots of choices"

Stubbie
Stubbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 05:30 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Wiring Cooktop and Under Counter Oven


Quote:
I'm not sure why you say connect the #8 wire to the oven instead of the cooktop.
A) Out of hundreds, I have never seen a cooktop that required more than a 30 amp circuit.

B) A future double oven or oven/microwave will require a 40 or 50 amp circuit.

That's my logic.

Advertisement

220/221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
240 amp , cooktop , oven , wiring


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts