Too late, I just bought the 100A service cable and 100A breaker this morning. It is aluminum though. The clerk said it's #3 wire. I am running the service cable to a box by the welder. The welder is only about 8 feet from the main box. There is a 6 foot piece of BX cable, with copper conductors hard wired to the welder by the previous owner. They look like #4 wire. That will be connected to the service cable at the junction box. I guess that will be OK. I know the electrons don't know the difference, but I am a little curious about the color code on the wires on this service cable.
I have the bare ground, red w/ 3 white stripes, black w/ 3 white stripes and a solid black wire. I think the black w/ 3 white stripes, or is it white w/ 3 black stripes, is to be the neutral.
I found steel 3" castors at the local TSC. They are rated for 300 lbs each. Should work for a 830 lb machine. At least I will be able to move the machine around on the concrete floor by myself, for maintenance if needed.
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08-30-2013, 07:33 PM #11Junior Member
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08-31-2013, 08:19 AM #12Member
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If I understand correctly, you are going to splice the copper to the aluminum. This can be done, put has to be done properly.
08-31-2013, 08:55 AM #13
I would spend the extra and get copper...
aluminum wiring scares the bejeebers out of me....
it may be just fine.... but I would worry over it enough that it would be worth my while to invest in the copper.. just for the sake of peace of mind..
and I know it is all to easy for others to spend your hard earned dollars...
just my 2cents worth...
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