Converting 8/3 220VAC oven recptacle to 120V recptacle

by Roger Houston   Last Updated November 09, 2018 01:21 AM

Good day! We’re replacing an electric oven/range to a gas oven/range

And

Adding a 600CFM range hood.

The old range is leaving an ungrounded 8/3 NM for me to work with.

Now, lazy me wants to replace the 220V 40A two-pole breaker with a single pole 120V 40A breaker and convert the 3 blade receptacle to a 20A outlet and use the red wire as a ground.

Besides trying to get 8AWG stranded wire to attach pleasantly to a receptacle, how badly mannered would this setup be?

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