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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    For the most part, yes. I am using the generator because my 20A circuit in my "garage" can't handle the load. Speaking of amish, you might appreciate this - my garage is actually a box truck body on a cement slab. I ran conduit from the garage through the ground to our barn, which has a 50A...
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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    Yea, I think I'm gonna try the splitter first. A part of me was wondering if I could "merge" the two legs into one and "technically" have a 240v in a 120v outlet application. :dunno: I assume it's probably dangerous/not recommend but it crossed my mind. If that's a no-no, I'll try the...
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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    I have 4 outlets for 120v between 2, 20A breakers. And one 220v at 30A. Here's the welder I have. The bigger option is the 170Mig that comes with 120/240. They visually look identical. https://www.harborfreight.com/mig-140-professional-welder-with-120-volt-input-64804.html I found an adapter...
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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    Ok so a NEMA 6-50R is not compatible with a 120v plug. I'm wondering if the plug on my welder can be converted into a 220v. If not I've got to figure out a way to swap out the breakers on my generator. The other generator I used rarely tripped a breaker, and that had 20A just like mine does...
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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    I have never worked on a generator before, but I was having similar thoughts as well. I think the welder should have been rated at drawing higher amperages, cause it blows a standard 20A breaker in my garage pretty quick as well. What I did find was an adapter that goes from 220 to 2 - 120v...
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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    I don't believe that's the issue. The generator is 5500 running what's, the 120v outlets have 20A breakers. The welder is max 30A, but it's got a 120v plug. I realize now that is pretty dumb, should have spent another $100 and got the welder with 120/240 capabilities.
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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    I also have a harbor freight welder. It's the Titanium brand. I really like it actually, but since I got this new generator it can't handle it at high loads very long. What's weird is the other generator I used barely tripped ever, and the power ratings are the same and so are the breakers...
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    Best work boots - who makes them?

    Awesome, I'm gonna look into them as well. Thank you! Appreciate the back story to go along with it.
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    220v To 120v? Welding/Generator

    Basically it's exactly as the title says, I'm looking to use the 30amp outlet on my generator to power my 120v welder. I don't know much about electrical, and this is my first welder. Wish I spent the extra $100 a while back and got the welder with 120/240v plugs.. This has become a recent...
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    Best work boots - who makes them?

    Thank you all for the replies! Looks like I need to turn on my notification settings! I might have a pair of winter boots narrowed down. There's a pair of Carolina's that have gotten pretty rave reviews.. but I'm gonna continue to look/research before I pull the trigger. I had a pair of...
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    Best work boots - who makes them?

    I've never worn that style boot before! They look comfortable, I just can't imagine myself wearing them, especially in New England. I know - I failed to mention that part. :rolleyes:
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    Best work boots - who makes them?

    Wow, if that's the case.. I'm impressed. Never heard of them, but I'll check them out! It's sad, I feel like all the big brand names have purposely lessened their product in hopes of selling more footwear. I had a pair of tims that lasted be 5-10 years.. not nowadays. It sucks.
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    Best work boots - who makes them?

    Alright guys and gals. I haven't posted in a while, but I figured this might be a good place to ask this question. Who makes the best work boots?!? Quality seems to have gone down the crapper over the last 20+ years and it's absolutely infuriating spending $200 on a pair of boots that don't...
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    Adverse Possession questions/advice

    I totally agree. I don't want it to be this way, but my neighbor is the one who started the war.. now I'm just "fighting back." It sucks cause I got to live right next to him, but what he did can't be forgotten.
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    Adverse Possession questions/advice

    Interesting, I hope it's something similar here in MA.. cause I am paying the taxes on it. I'm still waiting to hear back from my lawyer for an official answer. I may have to reach out to the local building inspector as well. If all goes according to plan I am going to fence in the area in...
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