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Old 10-07-2008, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gonna buy a welder...

Just wondering what kind of increase I can expect on monthly electricity bill? Just moderate usage, nothing major...
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Just wondering what kind of increase I can expect on monthly electricity bill? Just moderate usage, nothing major...
Define "moderate usage." What type of welding are you performing?
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mostly on the weekends. Just light fab. Im thinking about 6 hours a week. 3 to 4 of those on the weekends. Got a couple of projects my buddy and I are going to kick off. Once those are done, the arc time will taper off a lot.

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I would think it would be hard to notice a difference...if you think about it during a full day of fab work you probably don't actually weld but what, 5 or 10 minutes...maybe 15. Might be about the same as if you or your wife cooked 1 more meal a week than you usually do
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Mostly on the weekends. Just light fab. Im thinking about 6 hours a week. 3 to 4 of those on the weekends. Got a couple of projects my buddy and I are going to kick off. Once those are done, the arc time will taper off a lot.

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Well, if you say 6 hrs of fab time, more than likely you won't be welding straight for six hours. I usally don't have enough of an increase in my bill to even think about it.
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