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  • ASKANDY
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    Outkastkustoms,

    You have some UNIQUE tube fabrication goin on there! I like your approach. It's different than a normal square tube kick up and shows off your talent nicely!

    Have fun!


    Andy

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  • outkastkustoms
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    Thanks alot for the reply's, I really like this forum it has been a big help in my choice of a welder, here is a link to a pic of my new welder and the project i got it for http://www.oddworldz.com/outkast/mtf2.html

    thanks again for the help

    Zach, I did not get the spoolgun I may later but i do not really need it at this time

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  • zachary kling
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    I got the miller 210 last year and let me say it is a great machine,
    I went through this problem and ended up with a 40 amp circuit, I have done steel thicker than 3/8 with no problems of blowing the fuse, just make sure you set the jumper to the right position, if you watch the viedo that is included it is great help on set up!!
    I was just wondering, what package did you get, did you get the spoolgun with it?, I am thinking about getting the spoolgun to do alumnium? does any body have any comments or advice about the spool gun, would be appreciated!
    good luck, and have fun.

    zach

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  • ASKANDY
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    outkast,

    MILLER recommends a 30Amp slow blow or a 40Amp normal breaker.
    This is outlined on page 15 of the owners manual. The NEC allows 200% of primary draw for welder fusing however MILLER uses a 150% guidline.

    Good luck and have fun with your new unit!

    Andy

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  • Paul Seaman
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    I have this same welder and it runs great on a 40 amp slow blow or compressor rated breaker. It will run all the way to the max of the machine. On 1/4 Al I welded for about 5 hours straight never a problem. It should be fine. Also if it becomes a problem later then step up to a 50 amp, but go for it.

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  • HAWK
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    You can always do what you want. However, safe is better than sorry!
    I run overkill: I run a 50 amp slowblow breaker in my 200 amps main service. I have done some rearranging of the breakers to make this the number breaker in my box. Why? Because when you intiaite your arc there is a power surge pulled off your main. Having the breaker in the number 1 position decreases the chance of dimming your house lights during that surge time. I also ran 6-4 from the breaker and box to my 50 amp receptacle. If you are using the Miller cord with your machine and not an extension, then plug up and all is well. If you are running an extension cord of any length, the consider upgrading your wire size. Consult and electrician and the NEC book. I no longer have a current electrician's license and have been out of the business to long. Yes, this is overkill, but I sleep sound.

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  • fuzz8
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    new welder

    I think I'd go ahead and spend the money for the proper breaker, so I could use the top end of my welder. The bresker price is cheap You wnat all your welder has after buying a good welder like you have
    Best of luck enjoyment is about to start Have fun
    fuzz8

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  • MACH4
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    Re: I got my new welder

    Originally posted by outkastkustoms
    I picked up the mm210 today, I wish I could say I love welding with it but I cant, wont get 220 till tomorrow, but i do need to know if a 40 amp circuit breaker is enough, I have seen the other posts about a 50 amp, I would like to use the 40 amp becouse I already have one, but i want to do it right
    outkastkustoms,
    I don't have my owners man. at home but I think the MM210 man. recommends a 50A. Check you man. and follow the suggested breaker.Better to wait a day than burn down the house!!
    Mike
    MACH4

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  • outkastkustoms
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    I got my new welder

    I picked up the mm210 today, I wish I could say I love welding with it but I cant, wont get 220 till tomorrow, but i do need to know if a 40 amp circuit breaker is enough, I have seen the other posts about a 50 amp, I would like to use the 40 amp becouse I already have one, but i want to do it right
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