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  1. #1
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    Can I use a240 volt 40 amp GFCI breaker for a new stove?
    Last edited by Mr T; 10-17-2012 at 05:54 PM. Reason: Moved to electrical room.

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    First question.. Why?

    Second question.. What is the nameplate rating of your stove?

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    And what size cable do you have.
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    8 gauge and stove israted at 40 amp reason for GFCI is that is already in the panel and no longer used

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    You should get back to us with the rating on the nameplate on the stove, as there is certain ranges that require 50 amps lines, where most others are fine at 40 amps.
    Ranges/stove usually operate on 2 voltages, 110 is for the electronics/timers and 220 for the heating elemenets themselves.

    The breaker at the panel must be a dual breaker that is molded together and physically joined at the trip / reset levers so that when one half trips both half trips. The dual breaker itself mounts across 2 hot lugs at the panel on opossite phases so that both 220 and 110 is available at the range itself.

    Please refer to the article at the link bellow..

    http://www.wiringdoneright.com/rangeoutlet/

    I do not believe ever seeing a range using a cfci but if even considering using an existing 40 amp cfci breaker it would have to meet the above criteria / type.
    Last edited by dkerr; 07-16-2013 at 03:38 PM. Reason: update link provided

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    it does meet the above criteria.

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    I don't believe there would be any code issues. I just wouldn't want to be tripping a GFCI on a stove.
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    8AWG what. AL or Copper? Also, it want be an issue to use the 2P GFCI Breaker. Another Q. Is it a 3 or four conductor cable?

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