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  • #16
    The cord is about 6-8 feet long.

    Thanks for the info guys!

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    • #17
      You wont have a 30A 120 going to your garage. Hopefully it will be a 20 which will work for light welding. Many spec built homes these days have 15's in the garages these days. That will be iffy. Some panels will take tandem breakers as was eluded to in an earlier thread allowing for additional spaces to be freed up for another circuit. It should say on the inside of your panel cover whether your panel will accept tandems. A 30A 120v circuit is a special circuit, dedicated to a particular device and are not legal for general purpose circuits with 15 or 20A recepts on them. If it was me I would bite the bullet here, do just a little study and run a new wire for the machine, just for welding from.

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      • #18
        dryer near by

        how close to the garage is your dryer mabe a extention cord off the dryer would be doable at 220V the dyn200 only pulls 20A so a 20ft extention to get from the dryer to the garage wouldnt be a bad setup

        the ideal if the disconects and optional plugs is the way to go, thats what i will be doing with mine.you are looking at about $35-$45 in plugs and a cuple of ft. of wire. it would alow you to set up for home or school or about anything you run into just add another pigtail with the right end for what you want to plug into.
        your school instructor would be a beter person to ask about wiring it then the fool at lowels that just points you tword what you want if your lucky.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #19
          do your self a favor

          read the owners manuel befor you turn it on.

          Scotty2
          you got it right read first it is nothing like the syncro dif tungsten prep, and type. worning do not ball the tungsten


          my apologys if this came off rong but it realy is important to read first this is new tecnology and cant be treated like the old transformer's

          good luck to bolth of you and congrats on the new toy




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          thanks for the help
          ......or..........
          hope i helped
          sigpic
          feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
          summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
          JAMES

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          • #20
            What about using the outlet for the stove? My stove is setting right by the garage door and has a 50A switch. The dryer has a 30A. If the stove outlet will work good I will just go that route. I could get outside the garage with a 20ft extension.

            I made an extra copy of the owners manual for reading :-) I am going to take it with me to class tomorrow, but I don't think my instructor will know much about it. So, hopefully he has their Lincoln TIG running for me to play with.

            Thanks again everyone.

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            • #21
              Here are two pictures of the quick connect. If you do go to Lowes look for the NEMA 1130 plugs, rated for 250V and 30 amps. If you are still unsure of what you need, you may want to go to an electrical supply store. If there is a good one in your area you'll find some helpful people working at the counter that should be able to get you what you need.

              200dx plug1
              200dx plug 2

              For the pigtail i am using a 3 wire 12 AWG cord, which is the same size as the cord coming out of the welder (except the welder has a four wire cord). Can anyone recommend a better size to use? I am no expert, but this seemed like the right size to use.

              The only downside of this setup is that you will not be able to make a quick disconnect for a 3-phase plug. Chances are most of the outlets at your school are probably 3-phase. You could get a four prong plug and leave the red wire disconnected, but i am not sure if that would be a recommended setup. I will very rarely or never use my 200 on 3-phase so i went with the red wire taped back.

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              • #22
                Yes, the 12 will work with the pigtails fine. I would however use number 10 if I didnt have the 12 and use 10 for the cord. The reason for 10 is that on 120V circuits it will reduce V drop (actually on 230 too) One of the benifits of this machine is thats its stingy on the input power. At 230 wide open it puls only 20A so you could run this thing a 100 Ft of 10 wire and not sacrifice any performance at all. Yes, you could use your stove outlet. Is this a new stove or old 3 wire? If it is a 4 wire stove dont use the neutral wire,, use only the 2 hots and the ground pin. You could buy a stove cord already made for an adapter. I like t500's adapter setup, he show only the one for 120V though, if you wanted to use only one voltage you could direct wire the plug, but his is nice because if you are coming from 230 someone couldnt plug a common 120 plug into the adapter, its a good saftey thing.

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                • #23
                  stove ok

                  like Sberry said the stove would be fine


                  if the dryer is closer use it the dynasty dosent need 50A on 220V it only draws 20A at max output (cool) thats 1 of the advantages of inverters.

                  i only see 1 downside to using the stove.

                  the lil woman cant use it wile you are welding and you would have to keep moving it to plug and unplug (my lil one would kill me for even thinking of it )
                  also you will probly be welding after work right about the time she wants to make dinner. ummmm that means no food

                  good luck and happy welding


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                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
                  sigpic
                  feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                  summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                  JAMES

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                  • #24
                    I really appreciate all your guys help, you have been very helpful!!

                    Just an FYI, I am 31 and have been taking a welding class at the local High School (I am a artist/web designer by day). It is the second time I have taken the class. It is 16 hours, 4hrs a day once a week for 4 weeks. $185 all supplies included, it's a pretty good deal.

                    I will see what I can do about using the dryer. It is in the basement, but it is on the same wall as the garage, just in the basement. I could probably run a cord up to the basement pretty easy. I can make one end the plug for the dryer outlet and the other end a wall mount outlet. That way, to potential buyers of the home, it will look like a regular 220 outlet :-)

                    I love the idea of those quick connects, that is perfect! I will go that route. I have printed your pictures and will take them to the hardware store with me so I can show what I am trying to explain.

                    Now, I must finish the owners manual and get this thing running! I have 3 broken bike frames coming to me already from local cyclists, so I will have plenty to play with.

                    Now I just have to convince the wife that another $100 in cables and connectors is the best way to go :-)

                    Thanks again guys!!

                    Jeremy

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                    • #25
                      stumpjumperpro

                      Now I just have to convince the wife that another $100 in cables and connectors is the best way to go :-)

                      hunny if i dont spend the $100 i would have to unplug the stove

                      that should do it for ya

                      or get ya a smak


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                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by stumpjumperpro

                        Now, I must finish the owners manual and get this thing running! I have 3 broken bike frames coming to me already from local cyclists, so I will have plenty to play with.

                        Jeremy

                        Search for a thread that is titled "Welding/Re-heat treating aluminum" Its started by me as I need to fix some bikes also. HAWK and others put in some great info. I'm hoping that these are just frames to play around on, and not frames that actually needed to be fixed...
                        -Tanner

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                        • #27
                          Your machine will do a fine job on 110! As for the front panel looking a bit confusing...take the manual in the house and read at least up to the hidden menu section. Then take it back out to the machine, turn it on and re-read it as you play with the buttons and suddenly it is all very logical and the layout makes sense. Don't forget to read the rest of the book....over and over....good luck, JEFF
                          200DX 350P 625 Plasma & other stuff I forgot

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