need 220 for my welder


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Old 08-21-04, 07:35 PM
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need 220 for my welder

i need to run a circuit for my welder. i have lots of room in my panel box. the welder runs on 208/230VAC 60Hz. the outlet will be no more than twelve feet from the panel box. what size breaker and what size wire do i need? and does it matter which slot i put the breakers in?
 
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Old 08-21-04, 07:37 PM
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What are the requirements of the welder?
 
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Old 08-21-04, 08:40 PM
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Input amperage @230volts, not the output welding amperage.
 
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Old 08-23-04, 05:52 PM
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I had the same question for my buzzbox and could not get a specific answer so I used 1 double breaker of 15 amps each and used 10 guage, 3 wire romex. I am able to run both a compressor and the welder on the same line without tripping the breaker.
 
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Old 08-23-04, 07:38 PM
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RC, I am surprised. Must be a small welder and compressor. If I am not careful with my stick welder and exceed the duty cycle too much I trip it's two pole 50 amp breaker.

This of course doen't help the original poster who asked a question two days ago and has yet to provide any information which will let us help him.
 
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Old 08-24-04, 12:47 PM
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Jacmurr,

My Lincoln AC stick welder runs fine on #10 2 conductor/with Grnd and a
2pole 30amp breaker. No it doesn't matter which slot you install a 2 pole breaker. Say goodbye, Homer. Goodbye
 
 

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