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coyote556 12-03-2007 01:25 AM

Welder outlet question
I am installing an outlet for a welder in a new garage. I do not have the welder, however anticipate getting one in the future. In looking at the large, 220v outlets, there are so many different configurations. Can someone tell me which one is most common on the newer welders? I want to put the right outlet in. thank you

Speedy Petey 12-03-2007 05:57 AM

Install a NEMA 6-50R receptacle, fed with 6/2 NM, on a two-pole 50 amp breaker.
This is by far the most common welder receptacle.

J. V. 12-03-2007 09:57 AM

Do you have the specs for the new welder. Voltage, Amps? Does it come with cord and plug already installed? I would find out these things before installing anything.
You could bypass the receptacle alltogether by hardwiring it.
Speedy's is the norm. But you might want to be certain what you are getting before you install anything. If your going to do it now,
use the deepest box you can find. You will be glad you did.
Also, you can buy what they call a twist lock receptacle. You will need a twist lock plug.

coyote556 12-03-2007 10:40 AM

thanks guys. i appreciate the help

Ron6519 12-03-2007 03:30 PM

Why guess about it. Run the wire and wait until you get the welder to install the receptacle.

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