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Question DetailsAsked on 8/5/2017

how much does it cost to install a 220 v line to replace a gas range with an electric one

There allready is an electrical outlet behind the stove

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I am assuming you mean you have a normal looking wall outlet back there - just like any other wall outlet, and almost certainly a duplex outlet (can take 2 cords at one time). That would be a 110V outlet for the gas stove for lighting and electric ignition and such - not adequate power capacity for an electric range.

Look to see if you also have a stove 220/240V outlet something like this -

Exact prong pattern depends on whether your house / area uses/requires 3 or 4 wire wiring to it, and the amperage rating (each amperage rating for 220/240V appliances has a different prong orientation to avoid mismatching an appliance with the circuit) - but the spacing and orientation of the receptacle is such that a normal 120V cord cannot fit into it, or vice versa.

If you DO have a 220/240V outlet back there (many houses have that plus normal one for gas appliances) then you can have an electrician check out if it is correct for your range - or if a little more trusting, check the outlet orientation versus what your stove has (obviously has to match) and if they are a match, check the info on your range (usually on back sticker, also in owner's manual) for amperage connection required and check if the breaker for the range matches that amperage. If both match, then you are likely OK - but no guarantees without an electrician checking wiring, because many times people put in a different receptable to match their range without ensuring the wiring and breaker are adequate and proper for that - and a 50-100 amp meltdown is NOT a pretty thing, and commonly ends up with visit from the local fire department.

Several related questions with answers for your case here also, FYI:

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