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I finally broke down and bought the welder I been looking at.
You may have seen my earlier post on weather or not I should get it or not but I got it now I have to run a wire to my detached garage for it. What size wire does it need.
Welder is a L-Tec 250 amp 220 welder
the metal card on front says 27 volts and 57/52 amps
plug is standard welder 3 prong plug
any help is appreciated
 

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I finally broke down and bought the welder I been looking at.
You may have seen my earlier post on weather or not I should get it or not but I got it now I have to run a wire to my detached garage for it. What size wire does it need.
Welder is a L-Tec 250 amp 220 welder
the metal card on front says 27 volts and 57/52 amps
plug is standard welder 3 prong plug
any help is appreciated
Ahhhhh, you need lots of it :confused:

Seriously, the size of the wire depends on the length of the run. But always err on the larger size.
 

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the run from the main box will be around 40ft so I was looking at either 10/2 or 8/2 but I just dont want any issues
 

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is he talking about the power wire or the welding filler wire?
for the power wire just read the wire thats on the welder and go down 2-4 guages. bigger will never hurt.
for the filler wire it depends on what you want to weld.
 

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what I now know is the welder draws 57/52 amps so I needed at least 6/2 copper. If you have priced this stuff lately its redicilous. $2.64 ft. I wound up getting 100 amp aluminum 2/2/4 service wire and this will be run from a main breaker panel to my garage for a box for my welder this 2/2/4 wire was onlt $1.17 a foot
 
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