I've decided to buy a new Lincoln 225 TIG welder, with respect to wiring it states as follows:
9 ft. Input Power Cord, NEMA 6-50P Plug, NEMA 6-50R Receptacle
My house if fairly new, and it appears the electrical box has some extra room for wiring. I'd like to buy all the bits and pieces I would need as follows:
1. Run a line from the current electrical box (if possible) through my basement shop, out to my garage, with a receptacle in both places (I would move the welder around, and would never use both receptacles at the same time).
2. If my current electrical box cannot handle the new line, then I would buy a separate box I assume for the welder and circuit to my basement shop and garage.
3. I assume I would buy an extra NEMA 6-50R Receptacle, but I am not sure what type of wire/cable I would have to buy (I want good stuff, more than I need would be preferable with respect to quality and load), and I am not sure where I would buy the extra Receptacle and the wire/cable I need.
I assume that the place (Air Liquide) that will sell me the welder will have the extra receptacles, not sure if they would hae wire/cable/etc. though.
Is there anything else I would need to know, and buy, I'm new to all of this and haven't got a clue to be honest.
Can a regular electrician hook things up for me, or should I hire someone with a specialized skill of some sort. I would plan to run the wire myself, then have the electrician hook everything up and check it, is this the way to do it or would the electrician expect to do everything before he would bless the whole deal.
Thanks to all.