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dont know the tread....but mine is made of stuff you can get at the hardware store....

25ft. of 10 (ga?)wire
whatever plug type you have on the welder and socket

except for the female end on the cord where the welder plugs into was $25
 

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Made my own out of a piece of number 4 ga, 3-cond wire and bought the proper ends I needed at Home Depot. My Uncle gave me the wire so it was less then $10.00. Keep it as short a possible, I think that mine is about ten feet long.
 

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I just made one from the same three strand 8ga cable that my welder came with, welding shops sell it for about $1.50 or so a foot. Get a box and a plug from Home Depot, have someone who knows what they're doing wire it up, and you're in business.
 

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Originally posted by Drew Persson:
<STRONG>I just made one from the same three strand 8ga cable that my welder came with, welding shops sell it for about $1.50 or so a foot. Get a box and a plug from Home Depot, have someone who knows what they're doing wire it up, and you're in business.</STRONG>

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Yep, it depends on what your unit will draw.

I have friends who use 10-3 for extension cords running welders and plasma cutters.
 

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How far do you want to extend the cord. I would use something thicker than 10 guage. I have a 220 stick and I used 4 guage 3 conductor and the proper ends. You don't want to have your welder held back for a few bucks you saved on thinner feed wire. Plus you don't want to ruin your welder do to a draw load.
 

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I made a 30 foot one from 8/3 stranded wire (the kind encased in a
flexible black sheath). For hooking to your dryer socket, add the
appropriate plug on one end and a welder compatible socket on the
other. Another thing I did was use a double wide steel electrical box
on the socket end. I mounted a 220V socket in half of it and a 110V
receptacle in the other half of the box. This lets me plug in a grinder
or whatever 110V tool wherever I'm welding without having to
run another extension cord.
Jay
 

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Originally posted by morpheus:
<STRONG>The specs say the welder will pull 30 amps. I'm sure there's some formula to how long I can make the extension cord for what size wire i use. Anybody tell me how long I can make it if I use 10/3 ?

thanks.

- jack</STRONG>
I build houses and asked one of our electricians and he said 10/3 was what I wanted. I went to Home Depot and the guy in the electrical department said the same thing. I bought 25' of 10/3 SW (actually when i measured it, it was 28'). It was 1.31 per foot. I've got a 220v Lincoln 155 at the cord works perfectly for it.
 
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