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Old 12-20-2003, 11:34 AM
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It all depends on where your breaker box is. If it is in your garage it sounds a little high. #10 wire is only good for 30A. I am not sure what your buzz box will draw but the standard plug for welding is a 50A. which would require #6 wire. That being said I run my wire welder, plasma and tig on a 30A. w/#10 wire. I have not blown the breaker yet. This equip draws fewer amps and I am working at the lower settings. The key to safety is to never use smaller rated wire that the circuit protection(breaker). for example never use a 30a. breaker with #12 wire. Good connections and wire needs protection from hazards (heat, physical damage, vibration, etc)
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