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  • HH175 plug-in recepticle?

    Just got my HH175 yesterday and got it assembled, went to plug it in and noticed my shop is wired with the crowsfeet-pattern socket, while the welder has what looks like a larger version of a standard 110V plugin. My father-in-law (who just retired from the electric company) had never seen a plug like this, but went to an electrical supply house and a welding supply store today and described what I had, but nobody can find any reference to a plug of this style.

    Granted, I'm a newbie...this is my first MIG and haven't done any welding for about 15 years...but how the heck do I hook this thing up??

    Thanks for any input.
    In the making:
    '51 Studebaker Ext. Cab 1-ton dually
    http://www.OLDSmobility.com/stude/stude.index

  • #2
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    The welder has a generic 220 volt/20 amp plug. I can't imagine why you can't find one. Plugs and recepticles have a standard NEMA designation. Try Grainger. They sell the recepticles and their catalog will have mfg. part numbers as well as the NEMA designation.

    http://www.grainger.com


    If this doesn't help, email me and I will get you the numbers.

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    • #3
      I got mine at Lowe's
      Short Term Memory GONE!!
      Hobby Weldor/Machinist
      Photobucket Shop Pics

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      • #4
        Lay a piece of paper down and make an imprint of the plug to take along to the store. Surely they have them.
        Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)
        The Next Loud Noise You Hear Is Me!

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        • #5
          This is a 50 amp 230 volt plug and it will take the pin type 60 amp receptical. Part number for it is 770022 and you can get it at Tractor supply, Lowes, Granger, Northern Tool, Sears, or Harbor Freight.
          Thanks
          Dave Evans

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          • #6
            HI GUYS...........TRY LEVITON L-50 FEMALE RECEPTICLE........... I JUST WIRED ONE UP A MONTH AGO FOR A FRIEND IN HIS GARAGE. PICKED IT UP AT TRUE VALUE, SHOULD BE AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE A COMMON ITEM.....................GOOD LUCK...ROCK
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            • #7
              Got it

              OK, we got it figured out...aweaver did the same thing we did: we went looking for a 20-amp receptacle, not a 50-amp. They really need to make a mention of that in their Owner's Manual, just for reference, I think.

              Thanks everyone! Should have it hooked up and working by tonight.
              Last edited by HeavyDutyStudee; 01-09-2003, 08:01 AM.
              In the making:
              '51 Studebaker Ext. Cab 1-ton dually
              http://www.OLDSmobility.com/stude/stude.index

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              • #8
                So my brothers and friends can use my welder, I left the plug on the hh175 and made 1 1/2 foot pig tails that change the plug to a clothes dryer plug and the crowsfoot type plug.

                No muss no fuss.
                It's not an optical illusion...it just looks like one

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                • #9
                  That's also a good solution AI. Although I an not to receptive to loaning my welder out.
                  Short Term Memory GONE!!
                  Hobby Weldor/Machinist
                  Photobucket Shop Pics

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                  • #10
                    I guess I'm a nice guy
                    It's not an optical illusion...it just looks like one

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by deere_x475guy
                      That's also a good solution AI. Although I an not to receptive to loaning my welder out.
                      Gee Bob, Aweaver and I got to use it!!!

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                      • #12
                        LOL Will...I guess you guy's did..hmmm...
                        Short Term Memory GONE!!
                        Hobby Weldor/Machinist
                        Photobucket Shop Pics

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                        • #13
                          I know you guys would bend over backwards to help a friend, we all do that.
                          It's not an optical illusion...it just looks like one

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                          • #14
                            I went through that plug hunt myself when I bought my HH175. I got my receptacle at Home Depot ( we don't have a Lowe's ). When I inquired on the old forum about why a 20amp machine has a 50amp plug Rock said they put the same plug on a whole bunch of their welders to cut costs. He probably has forgotten about that. Probably a senior moment. Ha Ha
                            bitternut

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                            • #15
                              Al T., a friend maybe, but in-laws? NEVER!

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