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How to Install a New a Gas Oven and Keep Existing Electrical Wiring Safe


How to Keep Oven Electrical Wiring Safe

Electrical Question: I have just bought a new built in oven but it has a plug as opposed to being hardwired. The unit that is being kept is gas. My concern is what happens to the electrical wiring that will not be used. I need to keep the oven circuit on as this ignites the gas.

This electrical question about an oven came from: Michelle who is a Homeowner.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Michelle.

Installing a Gas Oven in place of an Electric Oven

How to Install a New a Gas Oven and Keep Existing Electrical Wiring Safe

Installing a Gas Oven and Safe Keeping for the Existing Electrical Circuit

  • Michele, the existing electrical circuit wiring may be capped off and safely stored in an approved junction box where a blank cover would be installed.
  • The 120 volt cord and plug that came with the new gas oven is required for the electronic ignition and the time and bake controls.
  • If a 120 volt receptacle outlet is not available then a qualified electrician may convert the existing oven circuit so that it may provide the necessary 120 volt outlet which could then be installed in the oven cabinet behind the oven or brought into a cabinet that is above or below the oven.

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