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Old 05-02-2006, 09:18 PM
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It's just power baby!

A hyundai and a mustang will both get you where you are going, but one will struggle and take all day whereas the other one won't even feel the burn.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:10 AM
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I would run any machine capable of running from 240 from 240, 120v circuits are a poor power supply for welding and cutting machines, always have been always will. Use a 10 cord and you have a cord that can be used with some other machines in the future and the 6-50-R is listed only down to a number 10 wire.
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:50 AM
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I'm running 50' 10 AWG/3 SJEOW water resistant on mine,it's a pretty blue cable. I got it from the local Farm and fleet, it works fine.
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:58 PM
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Given the choice between 120vac and 220vac choose the higher voltage, remember double the voltage, halve the current, less current smaller conductors. I doubt you'd want to make a extension cord for 120vac. Assuming 19A at 230V it would draw close to 38 amps @ 120V and I doubt that you have a 120VAC outlet on that large a circuit.

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Old 05-03-2006, 09:47 PM
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Isn't there also SJTOW for high heat envyronments? might be something to look at. Definatly want a thicker jacketed cable.

If you are always cutting at this spot, it may be worth it to look at putting in an outlet there, to save you some setup and cleanup time, as it is illegal to leave an extension cord in permanant use.
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:15 PM
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it is illegal to leave an extension cord in permanant use.
Where Alfredo lives in Florida, it is illegal to do anything except pay taxes.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:52 PM
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Where Alfredo lives in Florida, it is illegal to do anything except pay taxes.
Did you know it's also illegal/against code to use the screw holes on the backs of power strips?
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:28 PM
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which code??? UBC or IBC or ???
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:48 PM
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Do it the easy route, take your owners manual to the local electrical contracter supply store, tell them what you need, and the plugs and recptacles you need to have, let them put it together, come back in a day or so, pay the bill and off you go.
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:09 PM
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This link helped me out quite a few times

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