We’ve been thinking about a kitchen remodel in a year or five, and that got me to thinking about the one big addition we’d like to make to the kitchen appliances, a double oven. So, always planning ahead I thought I’d go ahead and run another 220 service to the area of the ovens.
This makes more sense because the basement ceiling is all torn up (wrong description: I tore it up to fix a persistent draft due to bad construction) and that made tearing out more of the basement ceiling to get to the oven an easy decision.
I planned a route, and ably assisted by an un-named co-conspirator, down came more drywall. Then we went to Home Depot to buy 220 wiring; we were dissuaded on discovering the wire we thought we needed had to be special ordered for the run distance we were going to need (circuitous routing of a circuit).
We came home to decide whether to order a huge amount of cable the size of my wrist, and had an idea we should have before we did in the drywall: we looked up the Amps needed for the double oven.
Guess what? I currently have a 50 amp service. The most I need for the biggest double oven that we could possibly need? 40 amp, exceeded by what’s installed currently.
See why she’s a saint?