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Old 11-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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replacing oven

can you replace a built in oven/cooktop with a free-standing range?


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Old 11-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #2
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Normally you can, as long as you can get the same width unit as the old one. You may have to cut out a little of the countertop in the rear and backsplash if any. Also might have to remove any toekick in the width where the stove goes. Shouldn't be too hard.
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yes it is a standard practice for many kitchen remods have a look at this link might help you Replacing countertop stove and built in oven
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I asked the same question to an electrician at my place (replace existing cooktop with regular range) and he stated that I would need to pull bigger wire (possibly with a larger breaker? Can't remember) since I have two separate circuits to the appliances.

Not sure what your situation is, but maybe keep the possibility in mind.
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Was it a gas to electric conversion involved? Certainly if so there will need to be a new 240 circuit run for the new electric range.

IMO depending on configuration, the cabinet work may be the bigger part of the project.
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