Wire feed welder question

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Old 02-19-05, 03:43 PM
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Hey all, the wife picked up a 115 volt wire feeder at a garage sale, it amazed me at what its capabilities are. anyway, a guy told me if I use a larger ground lead it will be twice the welder. The lead on there now isnt much bigger than lamp cord. Is he right ???? thanx
 
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Old 02-19-05, 04:35 PM
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If the ground wire that it comes with is undersized it would help to have a larger one.
It might be a clue that the size of the wire may reflect the welder's actual capacity.

What make and model is it?
 
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Old 02-19-05, 04:53 PM
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Talking campbell hausefield 65000

Its a wal-mart welder Camp-Hause 65000. Thanx for the info Greg
 
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Old 02-19-05, 04:58 PM
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You should be able to get 10 feet of #4 welding cable for about $10 or less at most welding supply stores. Most 110V MIGs come with a 10 foot work cable and usually deliver only 90 amps to the wire. Add a decent ground clamp and you should notice some improvement.
I recommend that you get a larger, higher capacity clamp because the larger clamps are easier to squeeze open. Try several and pick the one you like.
I use #4 cable as a whip on the end of #2 leads to make it easier to handle the electrode holder.
 
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Old 02-19-05, 05:49 PM
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Smile Thanx Greg Ill get er set up Monday

Guess the ol Boy was right then. Ill go with it.
 
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