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  1. #31
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    I hate to butt in, but I am in the process of building a 32x40 shop. It is a pole building. So my new shop sucks, that is sad.
    It is the best bang for the buck. I have 3.69 acres so maybe it will look OK. I hope my house doesn't start feeling like a trailer. But if it does, no big deal, I grew up in one, and I don't even do drugs or live off of the government or anything that is stereotyped .
    I even have all of my teeth. 39 years old and still not one cavity. How about you.
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
    Esab 450i with wire feeder
    HH135 mig
    Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
    Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
    Marathon 315mm coldsaw
    vertical and horizontal band saws
    table saw
    Dewalt cut off saw
    Sand blast cabinet
    lots of hand grinders
    Harris torch
    beer fridge

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnjind View Post
    I hate to butt in, but I am in the process of building a 32x40 shop. It is a pole building. So my new shop sucks, that is sad.
    It is the best bang for the buck. I have 3.69 acres so maybe it will look OK. I hope my house doesn't start feeling like a trailer. But if it does, no big deal, I grew up in one, and I don't even do drugs or live off of the government or anything that is stereotyped .
    I even have all of my teeth. 39 years old and still not one cavity. How about you.
    I looked and looked,,a full foundation up in ct.if you want a metal building,so for bang for the buck,I agree,and Im on 10.5 acres,and where i live is like hooterville,,and every other house had a metal building or poll barn! And its legal to work out of your home!

    I wish I could say that about my teeth!!!,Jack

  3. #33
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    Is the pole barn attached to the back of the house?

    That's what I take issue with. If it's on a farm, then they're normal and nothing wrong with them. I'd still prefer a block building or poured concrete walls.
    Syncrowave 250DX
    Invison 354MP
    XR Control and 30A

    Airco MED20 feeder
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
    Smith O/A rig
    And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

  4. #34
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    Didnt mean to high jack the electrical,,Jim,when i hit the lotto,i would also,But yes Im in Farm country,and from the front,you wont see it!Jack,,But i think i can get more insulation in!!!!!!!!My 2 cents!!!!!!!Thats what Im tying into!Never see it!
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  5. #35
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    I just got home a bit ago, the shop is going to be away from the house, new drive and all.
    I will not rant anymore, I to would love a block or concrete building. But I have to do the most bang for the buck. I am paying for this shop with the profits I made this year just doing what we do.
    I think that is pretty cool and I am proud of it.
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
    Esab 450i with wire feeder
    HH135 mig
    Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
    Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
    Marathon 315mm coldsaw
    vertical and horizontal band saws
    table saw
    Dewalt cut off saw
    Sand blast cabinet
    lots of hand grinders
    Harris torch
    beer fridge

  6. #36
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    Follow the advice of everyone here saying to upgrade. I just did the up grade on my dads place cost about a grand but I also upgraded the garage power too. there was one 110 outlet and one 220 outlet in there. Now there's 110 down each wall spaced six feet apart with 220 to my welder and another to my mill.

    The thing with fuses is that if they short they don't interrupt the current immediately. those old screw in fuses are not good. New circuit breakers and GFI's are disigned to blow within .05 of a second or faster. it's fast enough to save your life.
    If you have the bucks paysomeone to do it. I did mine my self but I've been working with electricity for twenty years.
    Kerry
    Last edited by kcstott; 12-14-2007 at 12:09 PM.

  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ls2cam View Post
    I am new rookie to all of Miller Welds Guys. I run my own Garage’s shop (at home) to build custom cars. I had Lincoln Pro-Mig 135 for several years.
    The big reason I really need to have Aluminum weld because I work on custom cars at my own garage.

    I been have thinking to buy MillerMatic DV12 w/ Spoolmate(#951067) or 212 w/ Spoolmate (#951068).

    I concern about my home beside my garage. My house built in 1960's and has old style main (200 amps,?) electrical w/12 plugs and 2 boxed (30 amps) cartridges at wall beside my house in outdoor. Since the MillerMatic 212 require have 230 V/30-210 amps (160 Amps at 24.5 VDC, 60% duty cycle). I am NOT familiar with electrical things.


    I have Dryer (Straight Blade Device) outlet n garage. It is 220 Volts/30 amps. And, I never use it. Can I change it to be 220 Volts for welder outlet? Will it work?

    I really enjoy read this forum...

    Hello Miller Welds Guys,
    Ready for X-Mas vacation

    The electrical guy came by last 2 weeks ago and looked at my home’s this one. He will start work on replace new 200 AMP Main box after X-Mas day.. We made agreed that I buy the material likely Main 200AMP box, several breakers, cables, meter box and Weld outlet/wires.

    I will buy Millermatic 252 ASAP but First, I rather paid off at electrician’s labor..
    MillerMatic252:
    Input Power Requires 1- phase power
    Rated Output
    200 Amps at 28 VDC, 60% duty cycle
    250 Amps at 28 VDC, 40% duty cycle
    Welding Amperage Range
    30 - 300 Amps .


    I forget ask the electrician guy, what I should buy the AWG wires,AMP breakers,and Outlet for MM252 – what size 10-3 or 12-3 or 14-3AWG for 220V-240V for weld outlet?

    What rated for Breakers? 30AMP two breaker? 60 AMP breaker?

    What name for outlet? I look at the outlet at Home Depot/Lowe’s. There have different 220V outlet (3 pins) likely holes N straight slot??? I AM REALLY IDIOT.

    I need your suggestion to pick what kind of Outlet correctly for weld outlet.
    MillerMatic 211

  8. #38
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    You need a 50A breaker, minimum of number 8 wire and a 6-50-R for the recept for a 252.

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by sberry View Post
    You need a 50A breaker, minimum of number 8 wire and a 6-50-R for the recept for a 252.
    Excuse me, what is"minimum of number 8 wire" mean? Y mean, 8 AWG wires?
    MillerMatic 211

  10. #40
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    West Georgia
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    Default 8 or 6

    Minimum 8 in thickness, meaning 6 would be better. I'm only butting in, in case time is an issue. I'm sure I'm less qualified than sberry. But, I did sleep at a Holiday Inn last... er, I did wire up a 50 amp welder receptacle, and used 6/2+ground Romex.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ls2cam View Post
    Excuse me, what is"minimum of number 8 wire" mean? Y mean, 8 AWG wires?

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