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I have a Lincoln 180T and am going to run a circuit for it this winter. Attached are the installation specs. If I interpret this correctly I should use #8 wire with a 40A breaker. Correct?
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i (think) that is correct, you might consider/need larger wire if the cord is going to be extra long
i'm using 6ga wire (for the 2 power wires) and a 4ga (on the ground wire), for my cord, its about 35 ft long and i havnt had any problems running my miller 211
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wire size

The elect code has limits on how long your feeder wires can be before you need to upsize. I was right on the limit on length in my old shop and the lights would dim when someone was welding and the shop air compressor kicked on.
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