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  • Dryer recepticle for Stickmate

    Hi folks,,,

    I have new stickmate ac/dc welder,, and was wondering if I could use the 30amp breaker now used for my dryer.... The breaker box is on the other side of the house,, and on the outside wall... I would need about 125ft of to get back to the garage... However my dryer is on the wall inside the house on the same wall....

    I will be welding 1" square tubing,,, and angle iron for hog traps...

    thx
    d
    "Its all about the love of JESUS"


    Stickmate LX 235/160

  • #2
    At full blast the welder requires about 50 Amp, so you won't be able to run it at the full capacity (the breaker will trip). If you're talking about a temporary solutiuon, the job you plan to do won't require the welder to run at full blast, so there is a very good chance the breaker will not interefere with your activity (unless, of course, you run your welder and dryer at the same time).

    For a permanent installation this is inadequate.
    Last edited by MichaelP; 12-07-2008, 09:30 PM.

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    • #3
      Dryer recepticle for Stickmate

      Thanks for your help.... And no I don't plan on using both the dryer and the welder at the same time....
      "Its all about the love of JESUS"


      Stickmate LX 235/160

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      • #4
        I've run mine like that since I've got it; 110-120 amps DC and haven't tripped the breaker yet.
        Blacksmith
        Stickmate LX AC/DC
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        • #5
          I had debated and debated about doing this for a long time making an extension cord or hardwiring it into the house. I didn't think I would be able to get buy with the 30 amp breaker but didn't really what to spend that much money running 8/3 to a drop outside with a 50 amp breaker. So I just put together an extension cord to the dryer with not a lot of expectations and It hasn't triped yet. I do have to say I don't do much welding over 1/4 inch
          Capitol Punishment

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          • #6
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            Well,,, I started out looking at the extention off the dryer through the wall,, to a welder type recepticle.... Then I started hearing I was going to burn the house down.... I figured the worst that could happen is that I would trip the breaker.... But wanted to asked just in case....
            "Its all about the love of JESUS"


            Stickmate LX 235/160

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            • #7
              These setups work but for what its worth if I was going to be continuing to weld its a poor substitute for running the right service to a work area if at all possible. Just like a couple others with 30A to a garage come to mind, I would likely grab a shovel and put the effort to an upgrade and be done with it. It isn't that you cant work around 30A service but usually eventually it becomes an issue, always adding equipment, etc. I am a big fan of subs especially where long distance is a concern.
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