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Doing a kitchen reno, the customer house originally had an electric range then the previous owner switched to gas and someone installed a 50A to 15A adapter to be able to plug in the new gas stove.

It was still on a 40A breaker though.. is this allowed? (CEC or NEC)
I told the customer it should have been switched to a 15A breaker.. did I lie?
 

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Doing a kitchen reno, the customer house originally had an electric range then the previous owner switched to gas and someone installed a 50A to 15A adapter to be able to plug in the new gas stove.

It was still on a 40A breaker though.. is this allowed? (CEC or NEC)
I told the customer it should have been switched to a 15A breaker.. did I lie?
You were correct either 15 or 20 at 120V is needed
 

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I have heard this from electricians on the diy site, so take it as you see it.
 

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Oh crap, that reminds me...

I did this EXACT same thing when I did my kitchen remodel 10 years ago, except with big blue wire nuts and #14 pig tails to attach the #6 to the duplex receptacle. My intent was to go back and do it right when the wife wasn't pressuring me to get the gas stove working. But once I pushed the stove back against the wall, it went out of sight, out of mind! So for the last 10 years, I've had my little gas stove power outlet connected to a 50A breaker...

Well, I guess I know now what I'm going to be doing later this month when she goes off on a trek to Machu Picchu in Peru.
 
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Oh crap, that reminds me...

I did this EXACT same thing when I did my kitchen remodel 10 years ago, except with big blue wire nuts and #14 pig tails to attach the #6 to the duplex receptacle. My intent was to go back and do it right when the wife wasn't pressuring me to get the gas stove working. But once I pushed the stove back against the wall, it went out of sight, out of mind! So for the last 10 years, I've had my little gas stove power outlet connected to a 50A breaker...

Well, I guess I know now what I'm going to be doing later this month when she goes off on a trek to Machu Picchu in Peru.
I hope the circuits at least a 4 wire.
 

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Oh crap, that reminds me...

I did this EXACT same thing when I did my kitchen remodel 10 years ago, except with big blue wire nuts and #14 pig tails to attach the #6 to the duplex receptacle. My intent was to go back and do it right when the wife wasn't pressuring me to get the gas stove working. But once I pushed the stove back against the wall, it went out of sight, out of mind! So for the last 10 years, I've had my little gas stove power outlet connected to a 50A breaker...

Well, I guess I know now what I'm going to be doing later this month when she goes off on a trek to Machu Picchu in Peru.
Me too, except for the Machu Picchu thing.
 
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