wait is 220 out the wall? I guess 110 is out the dryer? Btw I know nothing about electricity except that your mouth tingles if you chew on wires
The problem though is that his garage is separate from the house feed. He may only have subfeed to the garage of 30 amps to cover basic lights and outlets but it is certainly worth looking into.All electric coming into a building is at least 220. It is split into 110 @ your breaker box.
I will keep this in mind for sure. Thanks for your input!OPINION
Buying a 110V welder is like putting a bar size fridge in your kitchen. Yeah it will keep stuff cold but its not even capable of doing half the job. Good welders just cost more that you are willing to spend.
Thanks for the clarificationyes mark,thats a good one, and a good idea to go for the Mig kit later, yes it uses 110v and has a 20% duty cycle.
I can dig a pool with a hand shovel too. A cheap machine is just that cheap. $800-$1,500 is not expensive for a welder. I firmly do not agree with your position. A GOOD welder is willing to spend the money on proper tools, not try to get by with cheap crap. Just like any trade out there, you can tell the craftsman by the tools he owns and uses. You wont find a custom wood carver using K mart chisels.OPINION
A GOOD welder can weld with a cheap machine just as good as he can with an EXPensive one, Maby the guy cant afford a good 220v machine, or maby he dont want to do anything real big, your tube bumper is great, well designed and well made from what i saw but there is nothing on there that couldnt be welded with a 110v welding set.(even a $100 HF set)
I am not going to continue to argue the point, I stated my opinion. A 110 machine simply does not get the penetration that a 220 machine does. To answer your question, no I could not have built the bumper with a 110 machine. I would not have enough confidence in the level of penetration of the welds.So do you dissagree that you could have welded your tube bumper with a 110v machine?
The OP is not a welder, he has never welded before so why would he spend $1000 on a machine he might only use once a year(plus $200 to get a 220v outlet in his grage) Im not arguing that a good machine is better for someone who uses one a lot, im saying the op asked for advice on a cheap machine