Can we use each hot wire from 220v line separately
We live in California. Years ago, we replaced an electric cook top with a gas cook top. The installer used one of the hot wires from the cook top 220 line to put in a 110v receptacle box in our lower cabinet, and we plug the gas cook top into one of the two outlets. The other hot wire from the 220v line is capped inside the receptacle box. We are now replacing our old and anemic vent hood with a more powerful hood that is rated at 10 amps. We decided to also replace the very old hood wire and discovered that it is tied into the circuit that includes several kitchen plugs. I read that the hood should be on a dedicated line, or, if need be, on the kitchen overhead light circuit. To use either of those approaches would require a great deal of extra work and cost. The hood wire is only about 5 feet above the 110v receptacle that we use for the gas cook top. We can easily get the new hood wire down to the receptacle. Can we safely connect the new vent hood hot wire to the now capped hot wire in the 110v receptacle, and then connect the neutral wire from the hood to the 220v line's neutral wire that is in the receptacle and that is currently connected to the receptacle? If not, can we bring the hood wire down to the receptacle area, have it exit the wall, attach a plug and then stick the plug into the unoccupied outlet? If not, are there any other simple solutions. Thanks.