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    HF Welder cart mod 3

    HF Welder cart mod 3 Electrical box receptacle quick release plug.
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    I like having the ability of storing the power cord off of the cart. I'm just not fond of having a double male cord which according to your pictures this might be the way you went with it. here is a picture of a couple of inlet receptacles which allow for the use of a standard design male female cord.
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    A Nema L14-30 More than enough amp cap for the little welder
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    Hi Frank, Well it all started when i had this generator that had a female 220 volt outlet then I bought a 20 ft extension cord, then I wanted to adapt it to the welder.
    So I put a big red light on the power box and never turned it on before I plugged it in . and so it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainleeward View Post
    Hi Frank, Well it all started when i had this generator that had a female 220 volt outlet then I bought a 20 ft extension cord, then I wanted to adapt it to the welder.
    So I put a big red light on the power box and never turned it on before I plugged it in . and so it is now.
    I know the feeling I had a generator set up that way for a while at a place I lived. But one day I needed the cord for something else and changed 1 end then instead of needing to change it back every time I wanted to use the generator as auxiliary power I bought one of the recessed male connectors to install at the house problem solved and the risk of someone else not knowing the double male cord. I left the female receptacle on the house as well giving me double use out of my cord.
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    Suicide Cord.

    This is a direct violation of National Electrical Code Section 406.6 (A) and (B). Commonly called "suicide cords". Remember you will be held personally libel if it causes a fire or someone receives a shock. I would deem this not worth the risk. Other methods to avoid this have been shown by Frank S. Worth the cost.

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    Thanks Captainleeward! We've added your Welder Cart Electrical Outlet to our Electrical category,
    as well as to your builder page: Captainleeward's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    OK I will change the system for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLLG View Post
    This is a direct violation of National Electrical Code Section 406.6 (A) and (B). Commonly called "suicide cords". Remember you will be held personally libel if it causes a fire or someone receives a shock. I would deem this not worth the risk. Other methods to avoid this have been shown by Frank S. Worth the cost.
    I hear you, that bright short cut might be your last idea.


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