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#1 cookr68@gmail.com



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:11 PM

Hey Guys and Gals,


I am in the process of renovating my garage (making it livable). I was curious if anyone could tell me what amperage circuit I need for a welding rig suitable for body work?



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:11 PM

Depends on the rig. I have a rig that requires 220v and one that uses 110v. The 220v setup requires a 50 amp circuit where as the 110 only requires 30. A lot of the larger power tools will require a 220 drop. A 50 amp circuit should hold anything that wI'll fit into a home work shop. Best bet, call a local electrician for the real nitty gritty.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:28 AM

220V (or 208V in most cases) single phase will cover any of your home garage power needs.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:41 AM

50A 220V breaker and outlet will cover all available single phase welders. My box had plenty of spare space for it.

Edited by BLOZ UP, 22 October 2014 - 08:42 AM.

It is not recommended to confirm proper installation by driving into walls or other barriers as this could cause personal injury or damage to the vehicle.

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