Thu 26 Oct, 2017 03:01 pm
So I've been getting a few new welding and metal working machines in my garage and 120v 20a circuit just isn't cutting it. My stove outlet in my house is on the same wall as my garage, would it be against code if I added another 240v receptacle to the range circuit?
I was thinking it would be doable by just going through the wall and wiring in another receptacle. Thanks
The range is always on a separate circuit in my experience. To me it seems dangerous to add to it.
I never used my laundry dryer outlet so I made my 220v arc welder to plug into that. If you really must use your range wiring, make sure you don't use both, your stove and the welder at the same time.
Reed, the amateur hasta be careful with 3-phase. There are at least a coupla different kinds so using the wrong one in the wrong way can either result in blowin' your gear with too much voltage, or electrocuting yourself
You are correct.
Not only the stove circuit is dedicate to the appliance but also the amperage might be too high for the welder machine.
Thank you Cam. However I'm not quite sure just what youo mean. If the stove source is capable of a higher 'amperage,' than reqd by the welder then wouldn't that constitute an advantage
I'm no electrician, but have to agree with that. An automotive battery has loads of amperage, but can power the dome light with out problems.