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double oven breaker size

Posted by stash-hdy (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 1, 13 at 8:52

The breaker box has a 50 amp breaker installed. The replacement double ovens require either a 30 or 40 amp breaker depending on the one I choose. My question is do I need to change the breaker in the box to match the requirement of the double oven I choose?

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RE: double oven breaker size

It seems this question is self-answering.
The existing 50 is meaningless. It just happens to be there. If you need a 30 or 40 you need a 30 or 40.

RE: double oven breaker size

thanks, really don't know why the builder put in the 50 since the present oven requires a 40 amp.

RE: double oven breaker size

He may have been planning for a full range and put the 50 in just in case.
At least you know the wire is big enough. Better too big than too small in this case.

This post was edited by petey_racer on Tue, Jan 1, 13 at 15:54

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