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I bought a 6-50R receptacle today to mount on the wall next to my regular dryer receptacle I plan to use for both welder and compressor. My plan is to buy a basic dryer power cord and wire it in to the 6-50R. That way I can use a standard 6-50R/6-50P 25 foot extension for the welder ($50 for 50A rating) and not have to construct a custom extension cord.

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why not just wire the receptacle you need for the welder to the main line coming from the breaker box and wire the air compressor into the back of that and not even have the dryer outlet? the A/C would have power and you could plug in the welder with out making a custom extension cord?
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why not just wire the receptacle you need for the welder to the main line coming from the breaker box and wire the air compressor into the back of that and not even have the dryer outlet? the A/C would have power and you could plug in the welder with out making a custom extension cord?
i think he already bought the dryer cord for the compressor
and already has the matching dryer outlet
so, why not, i guess
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i think he already bought the dryer cord for the compressor
and already has the matching dryer outlet
so, why not, i guess
LOL that's it! ha ha. Its all about knowing nothing and buying stuff. I had no idea 220 came is so many wonderful flavors
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So here is the end result. The socket on the left is for the welder, and when in use the hanging plug will be swapped with the compressor plug. Pretty easy job... after asking 4000 questions

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very nice
now go weld somthing then blow some air on it
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Yeah I know.... I'm brave but I'm not running another circuit. That's for them electricians! Next time I have one at the house I'll consider a second 220.
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New toy just unboxed! BTW that cart is a COMPLETE piece of dung from Lowes fresh off the boat from China, do not buy at any cost. The cart is warped, and was a big struggle to bend everything to fit, heck even the cotter pins didn't fit the axle. Low standards even for China


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building your cart, is supposed to be your first welding project

(nice looking machine)
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