A friend has a stove with a gas range top and 240v electric oven. He does not have space in his circuit breaker to wire a 240v double breaker and would need a whole new panel installed so too expensive to do correctly with a new 240v dedicated circuit. He does not use the oven, only uses the gas range top. He currently uses a lighter or match to light the stove top gas burners instead of the electric pilot sparks since no electric is hooked up.
Would it be possible to wire it for pilot use only using a 120V outlet?
Instead of tracing back the internal wiring and splicing in, could he hook up the 240v stove wires to 120v using only one hot leg and capping off the other, plus the neutral and ground? I know this is a improper jerry rig, but if on a 15A breaker seems safe if someone accidentally turned on the oven drawing to many amps. He only wants to use the electronic range top burner pilots. He could do an experiment, but thought to consult here first.