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Old 06-02-18, 08:37 AM   #3
oil pan 4
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Yeah I have a huge hordes of 2,4, 6, 9 and 10 gauge thhn wire bought from scrap yards. I have some 1, 0 and 00 gauge. Also have a lot of 12/2, 10/2 and 10/3 romex. Actually the other day I realized I had ran out of 12/3 with ground romex and had to buy more at retail prices. Not cool.
This is one of the ways I am going to put in solar so cheaply. I won't have to buy any wire.

Yesterday I got about about 30 feet of 12/3 stw (thermo plastic extension cord) from the scrap yard to make my self a nema 6-20 cord for charging my leaf. It cost $12. If I had bought new sj cable it would have cost around $70.
All I have to do is put ends on it.
Miller recommends putting the model 250 on a 100 amp circuit.
Which would allow me to run 6 gauge on a 100 amp circuit as long as it's only for the welder. I will probably use 4 gauge and make it a 125 amp circuit, to eliminate nuance trips while welding aluminum.

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