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#92676 - 04/01/05 12:06 PM Range ckt w/safety switch?  
SteveFehr  Offline
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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 05:49 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?  
George Little  Offline
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Michigan USA
No problem - just a tad bit un-conventional

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#92678 - 04/01/05 09:09 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?  
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Holden, MA USA
How would you access the switch if it is behind the range?

#92679 - 04/01/05 09:32 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?  
shortcircuit  Offline
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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 [Linked Image]


#92680 - 04/01/05 10:27 PM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?  
e57  Offline
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One could use shortcircuits idea, and add an access control key pad.

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#92681 - 04/02/05 12:13 AM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?  
SteveFehr  Offline
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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 [Linked Image]

#92682 - 04/02/05 08:13 AM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?  
jes  Offline
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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 11:57 AM Re: Range ckt w/safety switch?  
golf junkie  Offline
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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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