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    mwinesky Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 21, 2011, 06:44 AM
    I am trying to wire a 230v 50amp stick welder to my dryer plug, is this possible?
    The welder has 4 wires black,white,red and green. The dryer plug is 3 wire. The dryer receptacle is black, red,and white.please help!!
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    Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508
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    Aug 21, 2011, 07:05 AM
    The dryer is likely 30 amps, sounds like the Welder needs 50 Amps. The wiring would be too small.
    A Permanent outlet should be installed with # 6's for your hots, and # 10 for ground.
    If this was a one time need for a welder, I might use my Range wiring and a receptacle that fits welder, then restore when done. Or a Temporary box at the panel. Location is the Key.
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    Aug 21, 2011, 06:32 PM
    Check the tag on the welder make sure it is not 3 phase.
    Your house is single phase power.

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