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jeromedawg

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Easy to install a dual fuel double oven?
« on: May 18, 2018, 11:44:05 AM »
Hey all,

Am considering upgrading our stove which is a basic Whirlpool Super Capacity 365. Am looking at potentially getting a Kitchenaid dual fuel double oven w/ range on top. How hard is it to DIY install one of these? Do you need some sort of 'splitter' for the gas line or is the oven supposed to come with one?

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Re: Easy to install a dual fuel double oven?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 06:40:40 PM »
I'm assuming the one you have is electric? Installing ovens are pretty easy. For a dual fuel one, you will need to run a gas line and the proper electrical hookup to the area of the stove. I'm not sure what you are referring to by a "splitter". If you have a gas line that goes by the area where you stove is, you can install a 'T' in the line and then the proper fittings that will connect to  your stove. Generally the stoves I have hooked up come with a threaded line that you will have to thread into your stubbed out gas line. I always just read the manual online ahead of time to figure out what size is needed.

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Re: Easy to install a dual fuel double oven?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 08:51:49 PM »
I'm assuming the one you have is electric? Installing ovens are pretty easy. For a dual fuel one, you will need to run a gas line and the proper electrical hookup to the area of the stove. I'm not sure what you are referring to by a "splitter". If you have a gas line that goes by the area where you stove is, you can install a 'T' in the line and then the proper fittings that will connect to  your stove. Generally the stoves I have hooked up come with a threaded line that you will have to thread into your stubbed out gas line. I always just read the manual online ahead of time to figure out what size is needed.

Thanks! I was confused by "duel fuel" when I first saw it, thinking one gas line goes to the oven and another goes to the range. But now I know what "duel fuel" means lol. In any case, I took a look behind the stove and I have a gas line and a standard electrical outlet (5-15p NEMA?). According to the installation instructions, the new stove I was considering requires 14-50p NEMA. So I'd likely need to have an electrician come out and update the breaker (currently it's only 20amps and it sounds like 30amp would be required) as well as run a new line to the stove area and install the 14-50p outlet. I think that would end up being cost-prohibitive... at least, I'm assuming that electric work isn't cheap and it probably also isn't something you'd want to DIY.