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How many 220 wires do you have?
Do you have a fuse box or a circuit breaker box?
Thank you for the information. In a 220 circuit there should be a minium of 3 wires for the older homes, and 4 for newer homes.
By the sound of what you have, you described 2 of your wires, now as for the 3rd is it bare strand wire or is it insulated?
2nd, is the wire size you have now the size of a pencil? (Aprox size) Furthermore, in relations to your stove, how hard would it be to run new 110 wire from the pannel box to your cook stove?
Ok, What you want can be done, but you may want to check your local electrical code to see if: 1 you can do the wiring, and 2, see if it's legal. Sometimes in visiting with an electrician can tell you, or even better you can hire one.
You need to remove the 220 breaker from the panel. Take off both wires. Depending on what size 110 wire size your stove requires you'll need to install a 15 amp for 14/2 wire and 20 amp for 12/2. Again check your code for proper wire sizing to breakers. Now you can take one of the wires you removed from the 220 breaker and attached it to the single pole 110 breaker. The other wire put a wire-nut on it, tape it on and mark it as abandoned, and where/what it is. That wire can be left sitting againt the inside of the panel box. Now the trick is you'll need to find the other end of the wire. If the wires are exposed where the stove is, and are separated from one another as to not touch each other or to ground, then turn on your breaker, and with a meter test the black wires with one meter line on the neutral. It it lights, or moves the meter it's hot. Turn off the breaker, and resume back to the stove. The wire not being used, wire-nut it, and tape & mark it as such. Now you can tie into the stove with the required 110 wiring for your stove. Tie the black to black, White to white (neutral) and green-bare wire to ground. As for the electrical box where you tied in the wiring, you'll need to put a cover plate on it so your new wire will have to come from the side of the box (if possible) or the cover plate will have to have a hole in the middle for a box connector.
Any thing else, let me know. Again check with you local electrical laws. If your state allows you to do the job yourself, remember that the bar behind the breakers are "live" and do treat electricity with respect.
The other expert will get back with you he left a few things out
You need to use all 3 wires you have for a safe circuit hot netural and ground
Yes it is always safer by turning of the main breakers. Just remember that you will need to reset everything once the power is turned back on.
As for the other question, I was under the understanding you have four (4) wires, instead of three (3). If you have four wires, then what I stated earlier is fine, but if you have three wires, you'll need to take that third wire and use it as a netural so you would have as Glen stated Hot, Netural, and Ground.
Please let me know how it works.