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#40199 - 07/14/04 11:43 AM gas range igniters  
Creighton  Offline
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Some gas ranges and gas cooking tops require electricity for the igniters. Question: do you hard wire these, or provide a receptacle?
If a receptacle, what is the height above the floor?
Creighton


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#40200 - 07/14/04 11:53 AM Re: gas range igniters  
Lostazhell  Offline
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Creighton,
Every cooktop I've seen with igniters is cord & plug connected... the igniters draw very little energy, as the 25W light in the over also... I typically place the outlet +18"AFF behind the unit...

-Randy

PS... I've come across a couple gas ranges with "browning elements" in them, which are electric. The ones I saw required a dedicated circuit per mfr instructions (1750W 120V).
Just something to keep an eye open for [Linked Image]


#40201 - 07/14/04 07:44 PM Re: gas range igniters  
CharlieK  Offline
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Creighton, I once had a problem with the range ignitor tripping the GFI I had it on. Inspector said GFI was not needed.


#40202 - 07/14/04 08:35 PM Re: gas range igniters  
ga.sparky56  Offline
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We do ours pretty much like Randy.

A recep about 18 or 20" above the floor.


Russell


#40203 - 07/14/04 10:53 PM Re: gas range igniters  
DougW  Offline
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I've had requests to mount the receptacles 24" AFF for ease of access.


#40204 - 07/15/04 02:31 AM Re: gas range igniters  
e57  Offline
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Another thing to watch for...
Trim kits, if the range requires any tools to remove, the receptical is no longer accessable, so you should put it a cabinet to the left or right. Some will specify which one.


Mark Heller
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#40205 - 07/15/04 10:51 AM Re: gas range igniters  
Creighton  Offline
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Thanks to all. In a nearby jurisdiction an installer wanted to put the receptacle on the wall above the gas range. The only thing we could find in the NEC to prohibit it was 110.11 where it speaks of excessive temperatures.


#40206 - 07/15/04 05:42 PM Re: gas range igniters  
Electricmanscott  Offline
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E57 where is the requirement for the receptacles to be accessible? You can put them behind dishwashers, built in microwaves, trash compactors, etc. Why not a built in stove?


#40207 - 07/17/04 06:08 PM Re: gas range igniters  
fiddler  Offline
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Never checked it out but the amp draw of

these Igniters seem to be high as they will

not fire if you're having low volatge.Seen

this happen often.


#40208 - 07/17/04 06:30 PM Re: gas range igniters  
Edward  Offline
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Accessible (As applied to equipment)Admitting close approach:not gurded by locked doors, elevation or other effective means.

Accessible readily: Capable of being reached quickly for operation, renewal or inspection without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to climb over or remove obstacles or to resort to portable ladders, chairs, etc.

So according to the above explanation i would consider behind dishwasher,built-in microwave and a compactor not readily accessible.

Edward

[This message has been edited by Edward (edited 07-17-2004).]


Thanks
Edward

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