|09-22-2007 02:40 PM|
|09-18-2007 11:37 AM|
|daddyjeep||We use extension cords for welders here at work, but they are very heavy duty cords. I would build a better cord. Buy the wire and the ends so it isn't just spliced and taped together. If you are going to go through all that trouble...why not just wire in a 220 outlet. It is really quite simple.|
|09-17-2007 06:09 PM|
|Tj Bunch||4 Were you in Fresno on saturday with The Top Off?|
|09-17-2007 04:49 PM|
|rebelBullDawg325||i'd say get a generator if you can|
|09-16-2007 09:26 PM|
|09-16-2007 08:23 PM|
When Joe opened his shop I went to Home Depot and bought a 10-3 extension cord with twist lock cord caps on it. I then cut the female end off and installed a four square box to install the welder plug in. It has worked great for 3 years and gives him plenty of room to move the welder around the shop. The cord was not that expensive. BTW romex is not a safe cord.
|09-16-2007 08:13 PM|
|09-15-2007 12:28 PM|
1. A dryer outlet is rated for 30A its normally run on 10ga wire. The breaker will not trip until the rated amperage it reached.
2. 12ga wire is rated for 20A max, no matter what the voltage is.
3. Yellow romex is 12ga wire.
4. all splices should be in a box rated for splicing, with a cover.
5. A 20amp appliance plugged into a 30amp outlet would in theory overheat/burn-up before the breaker trips.
6. A long cord 40' as you mentioned would be just fine as long as its rated for the amperage and weather/environment its in.
7. The most important is: YOU CANNOT INSTALL A LARGER BREAKER ON AN EXISTING CIRCUIT AND EXPECT TO HOLD THE NEW AMPERAGE. THIS WILL BE A FIRE HAZZARD.
Also, romex is not an extension cord.
|09-14-2007 10:35 PM|
|Tj Bunch||Noise just run the 22o and then you will have 220 in both spots for welding then the welder is more versital. I'm no construction guy but that should no be to difficult.|
|09-14-2007 09:43 PM|
Noise, I would be very careful with that set up. I have seen houses burn down from a table lamp, when the 20 ft ext cord got too hot.
1.Sell it to me for shipping.
2.Run 220 like you know you want too. (in you house now and then again when you build the garage.
3. Buy a generator, you never know when one would come in handy
4. Be like scout, park your Jeep in the Kitchen. Remove the stove and use that outlet.
Thats all I have for now.
|09-14-2007 07:26 PM|
|debruins||yeah at least 60 feet back or with a helmet, even if u have ur eyes closed it can burn em, if ur close|
|09-14-2007 03:01 PM|
|MouthfulOfGrass||You know you're not supposed to look directly at the light when someone is welding. Your high school shop teacher is going to be so dissappointed.|
|09-14-2007 02:51 PM|
|09-14-2007 01:47 PM|
"220, 221, whatever it takes.."
"It's 7 o clock in the morning!"
|09-14-2007 01:37 PM|
Thanks for all the comments folks but I went ahead and took bernm8r's advise
Very WT but.....
|09-14-2007 01:25 PM|
Just plug it into 2 - 110 outlets.
110 + 110 = 220
|09-14-2007 12:06 PM|
|09-14-2007 11:48 AM|
|09-14-2007 11:41 AM|
|whitebuffalo||take the internals out. turn welder chassis into scooter. use internals to power electric fence. build electric fence around a track to race ur scooter/welder on. when u lose control.....it will be funny. for me. so please videotape as well|
|09-13-2007 11:05 PM|
|09-13-2007 11:02 PM|
|amy||All the metal in it would rust and rust is bad for plants.|
|09-13-2007 10:59 PM|
|noise||You guys are awsome! Keep the ideas poring in. Really suprised nobodys suggested using it for a flower planter.|
|09-13-2007 04:21 PM|
|tiny terror||Noise, buddy, I have 220 in several places in my shop. Send it out here and you can live vicariously through my horrible lack of welding skillz.|
|09-13-2007 04:10 PM|
|Scotty355||Give it to me to hold onto for a couple of years|
|09-13-2007 01:27 PM|
Where is your breaker box ?
At my old house, the breaker box was in back of the house. we just ran a stub right on the bottom of the box for 220 and plugged in there.
Otherwise, even though you're gonna have a new garage it wouldn' t hurt to run a 220 line out to your current garage, permanent. Once it's in, it'll always come in handy at some time.
|09-13-2007 01:04 PM|
|09-13-2007 11:00 AM|
1. Put it in the living room and throw a table cloth over it: instant end table
2. Get a really big desk and set welder on top of desk: paper weight
3. Remove insides and put front panel on hinges: storage cabinet
4. Hook up in laundry room, throw away drier and dry clothes with welder... very carefully
5. Re-do the electrical on your Jeep to run 220v outlet. Mount welder in the back of your jeep: ultimate offroad repair tool
Hope this helps
|09-13-2007 10:56 AM|
|skeeter||Rent a generator.|
|09-13-2007 10:53 AM|
|kg4kpg||On my same question, can I put a 220 outlet directly oppisit the one in the house for the dryer? Wired to the dryer outlet?|
|09-13-2007 10:48 AM|
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