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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    I run a lincon mig pack 180
    i made my own plug and just tapped in at the dryer plug and put a recepticle box out side of the house beside the garage and i use a 30ft welding extension cord and make sure we dont run the dryer while i am using the welder
    built this this weekend for my neighbour

    I did the same thing for my Millermatic 180, just a word of caution with this, the wire size for a dryer in my house was not rated high enough and the breaker was old and didnt kick off when I used it and the insulation on the wire started to melt inside the panel, next is a fire! I think a dryer is 30 amp and the welder needs 40 amp.

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    Our dryer plug is 12" from the panel and has a 40 amp breaker
    I just make sure no is using the dryer the same time as I am welding
    and the wire for the dryer seems to be a larger gauge then the welder wire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    Our dryer plug is 12" from the panel and has a 40 amp breaker
    I just make sure no is using the dryer the same time as I am welding
    and the wire for the dryer seems to be a larger gauge then the welder wire
    Im pretty sure it was a faulty breaker at my place, just gives you the heebie jeebies looking at that melted wire in the panel.

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