Go Back   LS1TECH > LS1-LS2-LS3-LS6-LS7 PERFORMANCE > Tools & Fabrication
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Tools & Fabrication Hand | Power | Hydraulic | Pneumatic | Welding | Painting

220 ext cord?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-19-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
9 Second Club
Garage is empty, add now
 
Black Sunshine/ 00SS's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,161
Default 220 ext cord?

I have 220 in the basement. DOnt plan on staying at the house forever. SO I dont want to run it out to the garage. Can I have an extention cord made? I'd like to do a little welding. Thanks.
__________________
01/SS, Black. W2W Billy Briggs built 402, AFR225, T400, 12 bolt, Eldebrock LT, true duals. 10.43@129 NA, 9's with help

Bolt on stock internal: 11.496@116.42 (1.52)
396 & n2o: 9.90@137.39 (1.41)
http://community.webshots.com/user/blacksunshine00ss
http://community.webshots.com/user/hotrodharry03
Black Sunshine/ 00SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2004, 12:50 PM   #2
TECH Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 7
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Orlando
Posts: 6,158
Send a message via AIM to slow
Default

you can, but you will need some heavyduty cable, depending on your welder.

I have a 8/3 conductor 100' cord for my arc welder, that will work fine for like 80 amps or so. To do serious welding, you will need to get a 6/3 or 4/3 cord.

How far do you need to go,and what kind of welder are you using?

Ryan
__________________
2006 Quicksilver GTO, M6 Daily Driver
1998 WS6 TA M6 Bright Red. ASC #370 -- SOLD
slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
TECH Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
mitchntx's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 14
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 6,487
Default

I have a 60' 8/3 that I use for my arc welder and plasma cutter. It's expensive ....
mitchntx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2004, 06:00 AM   #4
TECH Veteran
Garage is empty, add now
 
y2khawk's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 5
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Olmsted Falls, OH
Posts: 4,494
Default

I used about 50' of 6/3 to run from my stove plug to the garage for my TIG, works great. Did a better jobs than the wussy 40 amp breaker it's connected to

just get some wire, the right plug for one end, and a plastic junction box and outlet for the other end. Nothin' to it
__________________
harlan
Tuner for the Red Rocket - 2007 LSX Shootout Drag Radial Champion
THE QUICKEST LSX on a Radial - 7.51@190

my junk
2000 Twin Turbo Firehawk - It ran once upon a time...
2002 Silverado single turbo 5.7L

Shiftlights

I keep gettin' older, they stay the same age

Quote:
Originally Posted by FSTR-THANU
Basically you need to know the way of the Gizmatchi before you are qualified to use the Hot Mop.
y2khawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2004, 09:28 AM   #5
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Freehold, NJ
Posts: 260
Default

Remember that an extension cord will add resistance and draw more amperage and require a bigger breaker. The additional amperage could also cause the power lead that came with the welder to overheat as it was designed/rated for a specific amout of amperage.

It's always best to extend the leads whenever possible. If you do use an extension cord get a good quality 8/3 cord like mentioned above and be aware of the possible issues when your welding.. Don't crank up your welder and forget about the extension cable laying across your house.. could be a fire hazard..
2002WS6_MN6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2004, 09:28 AM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Join Ls1Tech

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details