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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default need 220v help

well im pretty set on buying a welder with my tax returns, so i have decided on the hobart handler 187. the thing is the garage doesnt have any 220 outlets. what do i need and need to know before i have somone put 220 in?

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How many amps is the service to your garage now? If you garage panel has 220 you can add a 220v plug in minutes. I ran 60 amp service to my garage and did everything myself.
Wire and panel cost me a fortune.

If you are hiring someone they will be able to inspect your home panel and tell you how much you can run to your garage.
All you need to do is look at the equipment in your garage and decide what your mandatory requirements are.
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Not much you need. Is this just as a normal house/attached garage?

Your house already has 220, so you just need to run it to the garage.

Do you just want to run an outlet for your welder, or a complete sub-panel for your garage?

You will need 2 adjescent spaces in your houses main panel to run a 220 outlet, or feed to a sub panel.

Your welder willl likely only require a 20amp service, but consider running wire size larger for 40-50 amps. The welders do seem to run better when they have larger wire to handle inrush surge, and if you want to run something larger in the future, you'll have the wiring. Nice if you need to back-feed your house panel with a generator....

I wouldn't think it'd cost you a 'fortune' to run a sub panel in the garage, I did a 60 amp panel in my last garage, not much money.
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I will sell you the power mig215.

Then we need to teach you how to weld.
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I know this is a older post, but..

I just spent $250 for everything to run a 100amp service to my garage..

I'm also planning to get a Hobart Handler 187..
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