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    Default extension cord from an RV cord?

    I have a 50 foot 30 amp 10 gauge RV ext cord. If I cut the RV ends off and put on welder plug ends will it work OK on a Miller 211 on 240 volts? Way cheaper than anything else I can think of and as far as I know 10 gauge should do it?

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    That will work fine for the MM211
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsims View Post
    I have a 50 foot 30 amp 10 gauge RV ext cord. If I cut the RV ends off and put on welder plug ends will it work OK on a Miller 211 on 240 volts? Way cheaper than anything else I can think of and as far as I know 10 gauge should do it?
    Response I believe I received from miller was 10 gauge for 50 ft and 8 gauge for 75 feet as a guideline......
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    Depends onthe machine, the 211 would run on 200 ft of 10.

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    It'll work
    I've got two 50'
    I swapped plugs on
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