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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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60 Amp Breaker for Stick Welder

This may be a stupid question, but the only stupid question is the one never asked I say!
I plan on running a plug in my garage for a stick welder. I have a 100 amp service box for the garage. I was going to run a 50 amp dual pole breaker for the welder. I remembered I used to have a hot tub so I currently have a 60 amp dual pole breaker not being used. Would I be okay running the 60 amp breaker instead of a 50 amp? Better a little too much than too little right? This makes everything easier and cheaper. I'll also use the wire I had for the hot tub plug. I'll just need to pull it from the conduit. If this all works all I have to buy is an outlet and box.

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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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That'll work fine as long as the wire you use will handle 60 amps.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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It will. It was placed there by a certified electrician to run power to a hot tub via the 60 amp breaker.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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You should be good to go then.
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