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I made a 100' cord out of some 2ga (I think) 4 wire stuff. I did not use the extra neutral. I think it is the same stuff they use at concerts. The cable is about 1.5" thick and it is nice and flexable. I bought the ends at Lowes.
 

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Go to google and do a search for homemade 230v extension cord and check out how many obituaries/death articles come up. I bought a 50' for like $75 I think. Figured it was better than taking ANY chances.
 

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MiddleTyger4WD said:
Go to google and do a search for homemade 230v extension cord and check out how many obituaries/death articles come up.
Ummm... None?!? :flipoff2:

Not rocket science here. All you're doing is attaching the ends to the properly sized wire.
 

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Depending on how long a cord you want, 6/3 SOOW should get you up to about 50' of cord and Lowes or Home Depot should carry it. You definitely want stranded cord - not solid.
 

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The pull n' save by my house always has a few RV's. We grabbed a shoreline from one of them and replaced the ends to match what was on the welder and plasma. It has worked great and only cost 6 bucks for the cord plus $30 for the ends.

Ryan
 

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You want SO cord and most welders/distances don't need more then 2 gauge.


SO cord is really flexible lots of strands and has a resistent jacket, it's basically raw materials for building extension cords.
 
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