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>
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.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 ?