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for the build I have coming up I need something that can handle it.
What are you going to be welding and how thick is the material? For that amount i could get 5 used welders off of craigs list.
It will be for a build I have coming up. Thickest is 3/8" but it's not just the welding that has me interested with this. With the generator I can also run my plasma cutter and other welders and if need be, if the power gos out I can keep some of the electricity going in my house. Enough to keep my freezers, and lights on at least.
 

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I'm with most others on this. Buy a nice 220v mig welder and buy a 220v generator if you have to until you can get power run for it. I've got friends who run 100ft of homemade extension cable for their 220 welder and run it off their dryer outlet. It's not ideal but still way better than running a generator. What you linked is really meant for industrial welding at a job site. Did you see that this unit weighs 500 lbs?

Having done the whole suspension build, I can tell you that even the fan in the welder will start to drive you banana's after 20-30 minutes. Couldn't even imagine how obnoxious a generator would be.
ive thought about the extension cord and I don't think my wife will approve. Hobart does make a smaller generator but its a 4kw, 145a and rated for 130a @ 30% duty cycle. granted im not going to be welding THAT much to really need 100% duty cycle. on top of using it to run household items and possibly my air conditioning depending on draw on startup, when I start going to king of the hammers and tierra del sol, I can hoist it up in the bed of the truck and have a welder if I need it. https://www.hobartwelders.com/equip...pion-145-recoil-stick-welder-generator-m00393
im open to suggestions but I do need a generator with a welder but instead of having multiple tools taking up space when it comes in one package is a good idea and 11kw can power a lot stuff
 

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Obviously you know your wife better than us but if she wouldn't allow an extension cord out of the laundry room, do you think she'd allow what's effectively a lawn mower running outside of the house every time you want to work on the jeep?
I was a generator mech in the marines and know how to make them quiet.
 
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