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Old 27 August 2009, 04:48   #21
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Oh, and be sure that your house electrics will take the current at full power on start up.

I've installed a seperate consumer unit in my garage with a dedicated socket for the welder beside the bench, that's on a seperate circuit breaker to the ring main I've installed for the other sockets.

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Old 27 August 2009, 04:53   #22
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Oh, and be sure that your house electrics will take the current at full power on start up.

I've installed a seperate consumer unit in my garage with a dedicated socket for the welder beside the bench, that's on a seperate circuit breaker to the ring main I've installed for the other sockets.

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so do you use copper 1/4 inch pipe as a fuse or the two neutral pins in the plug trick
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So I've got it down to 180A gas Mig so far.

Watched the videos on the other site of gas and gas less and that made my mind up.
Just how much welding are you going to be doing ?
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Very little.
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Very little.
Can you not just get a local fabricator to do your bit and pieces for a few beer tokens when needed
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I could but I would prefer to be able to do the work myself.
The last Land Rover I had needed a couple of days welding on it which equates to lots of beer tokens.
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so do you use copper 1/4 inch pipe as a fuse or the two neutral pins in the plug trick
I bought a large air compressor, same one as my mates who ran it plugged in via a 13amp socket
The call went like this
Me: my compressor keeps blowing the fuse
Mate: oh pull the fuse and wrap some big fuse wire round the terminals
Me: ah right cool

Has been fine now for the past 6 years, mind you the house lights do dim a bit on start up….. is that bad
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I bought a large air compressor, same one as my mates who ran it plugged in via a 13amp socket
The call went like this
Me: my compressor keeps blowing the fuse
Mate: oh pull the fuse and wrap some big fuse wire round the terminals
Me: ah right cool

Has been fine now for the past 6 years, mind you the house lights do dim a bit on start up….. is that bad
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Old 27 August 2009, 08:22   #29
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I bought a large air compressor, same one as my mates who ran it plugged in via a 13amp socket
The call went like this
Me: my compressor keeps blowing the fuse
Mate: oh pull the fuse and wrap some big fuse wire round the terminals
Me: ah right cool

Has been fine now for the past 6 years, mind you the house lights do dim a bit on start up….. is that bad
Will be bad if your house catches fire, your insurance would be void. Having no fuse or the wrong fuse is an unnecessarily added fire and shock risk and most fire investigation teams would find that fault with ease.

Always check your insurance when using this type equipment in your house, you may find it invalidates your policy.
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Will be bad if your house catches fire, your insurance would be void. Having no fuse or the wrong fuse is an unnecessarily added fire and shock risk and most fire investigation teams would find that fault with ease.

Always check your insurance when using this type equipment in your house, you may find it invalidates your policy.
Go on..I'm all ears... explain how a "wrong fuse" in this equipment will create a greater "shock risk"...only fractions of an amp are required to put a human heart into arrest.. from what I recall…and most "Fire investigation teams"...couldn't find there own arse with both hands.
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