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#92676 - 04/01/05 08:06 AM Range ckt w/safety switch?
SteveFehr Offline

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
Are there any prohibitions to putting a 240V electric range receptacle with a switch behind the range to lock out front-control ranges from young children?

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#92677 - 04/01/05 01:49 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?
George Little Offline

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 1492
Loc: Michigan USA
No problem - just a tad bit un-conventional
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#92678 - 04/01/05 05:09 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
How would you access the switch if it is behind the range?

#92679 - 04/01/05 05:32 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?
shortcircuit Offline

Registered: 06/27/04
Posts: 608
Loc: massachusetts
How about a definite purpose contactor next to the panel in the basement with a 24volt coil...hide the switch in the cabinet above the stove


#92680 - 04/01/05 06:27 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
One could use shortcircuits idea, and add an access control key pad.

"honey, I would have made diner, but I cant remember the code to un-lock the stove..."
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#92681 - 04/01/05 08:13 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?
SteveFehr Offline

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
Ooh, I know- binary switch code! Wire up 8 3-way switches hidden in a cabinet such that you must hit the proper combination for the circuit to work

#92682 - 04/02/05 04:13 AM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?
jes Offline

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 103
Loc: CT
Have seen this more than once in nursing or limited care facilities for ranges or cooktops in accessible areas. Best one was a Square D molded case switch (60A) which comes in an enclosure that is padlockable.

#92683 - 04/02/05 07:57 AM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?
golf junkie Offline

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 511
Loc: York, NE
Jes is right.

Nursing home we did two years ago had a definite purpose contactor in the attic. 120v control was switched with a wall mounted key switch in the kitchen area.


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