So I will be needing to run a new supply for my HF HB151 mig/flux welder when I move to the new house. The current line I have is a 50 amp breaker and # 6 wire, little over kill I think when I now look at specs sheet for welder.
So looking at pics below, what do you all think? I will propably be running approx 30 feet to the plug, then I have a really heavy duty ext cord ( #8 I think) I can run to welder.
#8 wire and a 30 amp breaker?
Since I have to run a new dryer line as I'm moving dryer to garage mud room, I am also thinking of using dryer plug as junction and also use that circuit for welder ( I know, probably not legal) as welder plug will only be about 10 feet from dryer plug. I know I won't be using both at the same time and the dryer is normally a #10 and 30 amp, I can always up the wire a little to accomodate for welder and length of wire.
Here are specs, looks like 21 amps peak at 230V and it says to use #8 if between 30-50 feet.