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Old 11-02-2010, 04:49 PM   #1
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Will this be fine???


Im new here, Great forum!!
But heres my question. I was told it should fine, but i figured i should see what you guys say about it. In order to run a 230v welder in my garage I have to plug into my dryer plug. I have to make a 25ft extension cord from the dryer plug to my welder. The amp draw for the welder will be no more then 34amps. My extension cord will be a 25ft. 8/3 copper extenstion cord. My dryer plug is about 35ft from the fuse box and the wire running to it is alcoa 600v 6 guage, it is aluimum wire. The breaker for my dryer plug is a 50amp. Would everything work out alright or will i have issues? My main concern is the 6ga alu wire on a 50amp breaker, but i would be only drawing no more then 34 amps. Thanks

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If it is #6 al, it can not be on a larger breaker than 40, and since it is a dryer, it should be on a 30.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thanks jp,
It is #6 alu. Is #6 alu even safe with a 50 amp breaker?
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