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post #256 of 402 Old 07-13-2010, 05:38 PM
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Ironworker (or anyone),

I know this is probably a stupid question, but my house has a 250V outlet in the laundry room.... However, from what I've been able to dig up about the welder I've been looking at, it's able to run off of 208 230, or 460 V. Is there anyway to make this work? Besides having another outlet installed in the garage. I was planning on running an extension cord for the time being. Here is the link to the manual http://content.lincolnelectric.com//...r/im/IM315.pdf

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post #257 of 402 Old 07-13-2010, 06:22 PM
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It should be wired for 230v
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Ironworker (or anyone),

I know this is probably a stupid question, but my house has a 250V outlet in the laundry room.... However, from what I've been able to dig up about the welder I've been looking at, it's able to run off of 208 230, or 460 V. Is there anyway to make this work? Besides having another outlet installed in the garage. I was planning on running an extension cord for the time being. Here is the link to the manual http://content.lincolnelectric.com//...r/im/IM315.pdf

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You can probably put a voltage gauge there and see that you probably have 210-240 actual volts.

Laundry room probably =30 amp breaker for a clothes dryer. I don't think you can run the welder in your link above on a 30 amp breaker.

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You can probably put a voltage gauge there and see that you probably have 210-240 actual volts.

Laundry room probably =30 amp breaker for a clothes dryer. I don't think you can run the welder in your link above on a 30 amp breaker.
Damn, I figured as much. Thanks guys. Anyone looking at the welder I mentioned, it's in northern CO.
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post #260 of 402 Old 09-09-2010, 09:52 AM
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Im in a welding class now and i just talked to my instructor about the Dryer circuit; it is 230V but its a 30Amp breaker, meaning it won't run a welder. You need a minimum 50 amp breaker and there is a bit about being number 6 carrier cable (i forget the correct term). Im thinking about running a line out to the shed with a 50amp breaker; should know how to do that by the end of the semester

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post #261 of 402 Old 09-09-2010, 09:58 AM
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I run my Lincoln 180 on my dryer plug regularly,30 amp breaker with no problems what so ever.

I think the 50 amp they require is only to get maximum heat out of it ,i weld heavy steel with it(1/4"-1" thick with multiple passes) and yet to have a breaker go off or even the cord warm or hit the duty cycle

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I have took mig and taking arc now at my college. I think mig is the way to go unless your welding real thick stuff.
I got lucky though, our class runs high end welders and their moving the welding shop to a new building with all new stuff. So at the end of the semester their selling all the welders to the students for 100 to 200 bucks. The mig welders are miller 252 and run 2k new. Going to try and pick up a mig, tig and arc machine. The instructor said he did not think me getting one of each would be a issue.
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I have one of the Miller 211 Autoset's as well. I really like the portability of it with the MVP plug. 220V at home, or 110V at a buddies place to work on his junk. Best of both worlds.

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What iron worker said , same machine same setup no problems
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I also run the lincoln 180 Home Depot one and am using a 35 foot 12 gauge wire from the laundry room to garage. Any longer and you will need 10 gauge. Never blown a breaker, these welders only draw about 20amps max though so a 30 amp breaker should never blow.
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Another noob looking to get a welder. i have stick welded a couple times and that's it. Too many projects on my jeep are held up because I don't have the equipment and skill.

I don't have the spare cash to get a 220, so I am going with a smaller mig. This will be for learning, fixing my shock tabs, re-doing my spring perches, cage to frame, and anything else that comes up with my jeep over the next few years.

the plan is to use flux core just to keep things simple for me.

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Miller?
Hobart?
Lincoln?

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Another noob looking to get a welder. i have stick welded a couple times and that's it. Too many projects on my jeep are held up because I don't have the equipment and skill.

I don't have the spare cash to get a 220, so I am going with a smaller mig. This will be for learning, fixing my shock tabs, re-doing my spring perches, cage to frame, and anything else that comes up with my jeep over the next few years.

the plan is to use flux core just to keep things simple for me.

So
Miller?
Hobart?
Lincoln?
Anyone of them are high quality machines..i beleive the hobart and lincoln bein around the same price and the miller much higher

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post #268 of 402 Old 11-08-2010, 11:28 AM
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So instead of starting a new thread I thought Id revive this one.

Im looking at getting a stick welder for bumpers/skids etc.

What is the general consensus on the Hobart Stickmate 205? Its 220 AC only.

Is this a good route to go? The AC only stickmate is $279 locally. For a nice AC/DC 220 stick I am looking at over $500. For that 200 dollar difference I can pick up a low power flux core welder for sheet metal/exhaust work. Would this be better than trying to do the sheet metal on DC with a 220 stick?

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post #269 of 402 Old 11-08-2010, 05:21 PM
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I have one and it works just fine, I don't use it much since I have a Hobart 230 but it does work good for what I have used it for.
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post #270 of 402 Old 11-25-2010, 05:45 PM
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I'm planning to buy a MIG welder pretty soon here. My budget should be about $1000 but I don't have to spend that much. I'd like to be able to get the machine, tank and probably a cart on the budget. Plans for use include welding brackets on axles, bumpers, other miscellaneous stuff.

Is it worth the extra cost to buy the 210 amp machine over a 180 amp machine? Worth the extra cost for the Miller?
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