Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Near Madison, WI
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OT garage wiring
I'm running a 240V circuit in my garage for a welder down the road. I'm not sure what welder I will get...most likely will try to find one used...
From what I understand I would use 10 ga wire for a 30 amp circuit, 8 ga for 40 A and 6 ga for 50 A. It will be about a 30 ft run for the circuit....
I would just go with 6 ga wire knowing the more than likely that will be way overkill for whatever welder I find, however, that'll be $90 in wire...which in the grand scheme of my garage really isn't too big of a deal but...and in comparison to $60 for 10 ga and $70 for 8 ga I guess not too big of a deal...
I know it would be best if I knew what welder I would be getting but...
why yes, yes i am a moron
Last edited by OIIIIIIIO; 12-01-2012 at 05:59 AM.