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my electrician did the wiring in my new house and I found he has fixed a 10 amp plug point for the stove but I think that's not strong enough to take over 3600 watts stove.When I mentioned to him he said I did not tell him that I was going to have an electric stove.NOw I have to open up the plaster board on the wall for rewiring  the stove line.According to Australian electric law is it compulsory to fix a separate connection in the kitchen for the stove and what is the recommended size in amps.


I doubt your stoves are much different power wise than ours here in the US. A 30 inch wide electric stove here with 4 burners and an oven takes a 50 amp 4 wire receptacle.

If your electrician did not run a line such as this I don't know how he plans to modify something existing in the kitchen to make it work.

If this line for the stove was not on the plan and no one told him it was needed then its an unfortunate situation.

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