Re: HF Welder help
One thing to keep in mind guys when purchasing the less expensive welder is any repairs that might ever be needed. Many welder repair places won't touch the HF/Wally World/Auto parts store welders. Parts are hard to come by if not impossible to find and the electrical components are not designed for long life.
As long as it works for you and you're not trying to do production work (making a living) with the low priced equipment you'll be good. Casual hobby stuff? Your HF welder should do you proud.
As for proper wiring. My advice, get an electrician to do it for you and have an invoice from him to cover your butt if anything ever goes wrong. Your home owners insurance could be null and void if they find that a fire was caused by faulty/amature wiring.
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