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Old June 21st, 2016, 10:38 PM
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You should bite the bullet and put a full 220v sub panel out in the garage. I play an electrician on TV and would be more than happy to help put it in. Is your garage attached to the house?

Even if it isn't, a trench is not terribly hard to do.

With 220 you can run a real welder, plasma, etc, plus the two-stage compressor of your dreams. There are good ones on CL all the time. Just don't buy a 3 phase one.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 10:44 PM
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220 is easy to run like ^ he said. If you were closer I would do it for you as well.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 10:46 PM
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I'm dumb but I try to help How far is your clothes dryer from your garage door? Any chance you can run an extension cord out the door to the compressor whenever you need to use it?
Something like this needs the benefit of being Hard wired. Extension cords don't cut it.

As an added benefit you end up with the ability to add a charge point in the garage for an electric car.....

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Old June 21st, 2016, 11:00 PM
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If you go 220 add a few outlets. I have 2 in my garage but I should have added 4 or 5. I'm constantly moving plugs around.

Also, make sure the circuit is sized to your equipment or you'll trip the breaker.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 11:37 PM
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I built a closet around mine and lined it with some used carpet. It's definitely more bearable. Couldn't hear yourself think when it kicked on before. Running a 220 line thru the attic from the box was not difficult
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 07:32 AM
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Custom closet is a great idea to reduce noise.
I would include a heavy (horsemat type heavy) rubber mat under the compressor mount (to reduce vibrations transmissted to the concrete. Take a look here as well

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Old June 22nd, 2016, 07:54 AM
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A couple things I did, semi mud flaps under the feet- horse stall mat would be better.
I threw away the oil provided with the compressor and used amsoils synthetic compressor oil. That was 20yrs ago. Never had a moments trouble and I dare say we use the old girl harder than most
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 08:22 AM
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Thanks guys...nothing is easy in my life it seems. The laundry is out as it doesn't back to the garage, and wouldn't be easy to patch a line to. The fuse box is as far away from the garage as it can be...also difficult to get too. As it is all finished basement.

I am gonna have to bite it and do it...I am not afraid of doing it myself - I finished a basement one time - but it is the fishing through that will be a PITA. I am gonna pay someone to do it.

Then start looking on CL like Bobeck suggests.

up for sale now.... 110v welder
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Thanks guys...nothing is easy in my life it seems. The laundry is out as it doesn't back to the garage, and wouldn't be easy to patch a line to. The fuse box is as far away from the garage as it can be...also difficult to get too. As it is all finished basement.

I am gonna have to bite it and do it...I am not afraid of doing it myself - I finished a basement one time - but it is the fishing through that will be a PITA. I am gonna pay someone to do it.

Then start looking on CL like Bobeck suggests.

up for sale now.... 110v welder

cool. once you have 220 out in the garage, run some new outlets. You can do quad outlets that have two 120v circuits that share a neutral. Then if you want to change one of them later (either permanently or temporarily) to a 220v outlet all the wires are already there.

As for the 110 v 220 welders, finally got the welder hooked up that I bought a year ago form RockShow on this forum. Had to use it to weld a nut onto a broken off stud while changing the water pump on my 300tdi. Ran some test beads first on a piece of 1/4" scrap to get a feel for the machine. It definitely puts out a much nicer arc than the old 110 unit.
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 11:19 AM
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Something like this needs the benefit of being Hard wired. Extension cords don't cut it.
Needs is a strong word

230V extension cords are awesome and I have used them for years! Yes with huge 230V compressors. Lots of other NOVA folks use them as well.
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How are the Ingersoll Rand air compressors?
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:27 PM
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yeah but it sucks to have to haul big heavy cords around each time you want to set up. Hard wired is the way to go if it is at all possible.

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Needs is a strong word

230V extension cords are awesome and I have used them for years! Yes with huge 230V compressors. Lots of other NOVA folks use them as well.
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:47 PM
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How are the Ingersoll Rand air compressors?
Depends. The have really cheaped out on motors in the last ten years. Old ones are decent, newer ones are junk.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 07:14 PM
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How are the Ingersoll Rand air compressors?
Their rotary screw compressors are incredible for the money.
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