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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Welder extension cord Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks Bus Driver. I always get good help from everybody on this forum. You are all a bunch of good people. I read this site a lot and always learn something new.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Welder extension cord Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the fan runs on 120 volts and if you don't mind being connected to 120 volts through the fan when the ground/neutral breaks you can wire it with three wires. The code calls for four wires so breaking the neutral doesn't put 120 volts on the case. You might survive 120 volts through the fan and you might not. Getting the heart out of fibrilation takes a defibrilator otherwise you die.

Its as simple as that.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Welder extension cord Reply to specific post Reply with quote

BobPa, when the manual calls for a minimum of 8ga wire, I doubt they intended that a 60' cord would be 8 ga. Depending on the load you will be placing on your welder, you may want to check and verify that at 60' of extension cord you will not be required to use a heavier wire.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Welder extension cord Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bob, The fan is likely a 240 volt motor so again, 240 is allllllllllll you need i.e. NO NEUTRAL NO 12O VOLTS....... 2 Hots, 1 Equipment Ground.

On modern appliances (maybe a range or dryer) that require 4 wire versus the old 3 wire units, that could be from it using BOTH 120 (maybe controls or an outlet) andddddd 240 volts (motor and heating units). Therefore its 2 (Red n Black) hots,,,,,1 Neutral (White grounded conductor),,,,,,1 Bare/Green Equipment Grounding Conductor

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Welder extension cord Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depending on the duty cycle of the welder, the amperage draw/protection of supply conductors for welders can be higher than for most other applications. Article 630 NEC. My bet is that the #8 at 60 feet will be fine.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:20 am    Post subject: Re: Welder extension cord Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I been using a welder on 150 feet of #8 for 40 years.The welder is not used at max current often.We are getting 244 volts here on the end of a three phase line.Have someone monitor the line voltage while you are welding.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: Welder extension cord Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the plug has 3 prongs, it has no neutral. It has a ground. The black and white are the line. The green GROUND. The 8ga is ok if as long as you are not going over 100 ft.
 
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