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Old 06-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Replacing magicchef cooktop and oven in 1972 model

I think I have made the decision to do away with LP completely, water heater is already gone do either will go with an on demand electric or a miniature under sink Atwood.

So here is my question.... Most likely I will have to replace my countertops anyway so the burner part is not that big of a deal to size, however that magic chef oven is huge and I do like the mirror front.... Is anyone aware of a microwave convection combo that would be as pretty with out doing major framing... I am not a carpenter
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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Resistance heating takes a ton of amps. You could get by with a small 5 gal 120V water heater but that is going to use half your 30A right there. Resistance stove eyes are probably going to take 500-1000W which is another 5-10A. On demand water heaters can draw over 100A. It is hard to replace gas for BTU's. Now add the AC 15-20A and you would need a lot more than 30A at 120V. You might be able to do it with 50A 220V.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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Thanks Perry.... It did occur to me I might need to upgrade to 50amp service... Was reading how in the rv world it is actually two 50 amp 110 service, I would just have to be aware of what I could or could not run if only 30 amp were available. To be honest when we camp most of our cooking is done on Coleman portables outside but obviously a microwave would get a lot of use
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If you go all electic get a fridge that will run on 12V. The main advantage of gas is you can run the fridge while traveling. These gas fridges take several hours to get up to speed and waiting till you get to a camp sight is not the time to turn one on. 12V on a gas fridge does not work very well.

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Thanks... Yeah the po already put a regular 3/4 size fridge in it so I will just have to invest in a 12 cooler or do like you said and invest in a different fridge if we go on long trips... Right now am not anticipating going anywhere further than 5 hours or so
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