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Old 08-05-2006, 11:58 PM
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Default Anyone want to trade ??

I got a freebie today.
I was at my buddies shop and noticed a few feet of wire hanging from the ceiling. It was pretty darn thick and just cut so I asked if I could grab it. After a bit of work, I had 2 lengths around 30ft each. I did not check the guage sadly. Its only 12-3 and 10-3 . I was hoping to turn one into a cord for my welder.

Anyone want to trade for a single run of 8 or 6-2.
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:18 AM
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You might be able to use the 10/3 for welder, what model?
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:34 AM
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Miller syncrowave 180SD.

The 10-3 is 35ft and as thick as the 8-2 you can buy at home depot...
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:09 AM
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10/3 should be good for 30 amps. Check your manual to see what your welder draws.
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:10 AM
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Well,
With 10guage wire, I will get a 3.5v drop over 35ft.
With 8guage wire, I will get a 2.25v drop over 35ft
With 6guage I get a 1.4v drop over 35ft

At 50amps load.

Hurm....

Manual specs out at 8guage minimum and 50 amp breaker....

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Old 08-06-2006, 03:32 PM
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Oh well Spyder, buy some nice new 6gauge and be done with it. For the other two lines. Put a male on each and 4ways on the other ends and make you some really nice extension cords and multiple outlets.

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Old 08-07-2006, 08:42 AM
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The 10 would make a welder cord for most machines that were not being screamed wide open. The code will call for a number 8 minimum as thats what the machine maker lists for it.
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