250v outlet for a clothes dryer be used for a 240v tig welder

Can a 250v outlet for a clothes dryer be used to power a 240v tig welder? Thanks. R. R.

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Not sure, but if they are the same size, they should be ok. I would just call a local electrician to see what he has to say as the welder might draw more current than the dryer or there might be something else odd with the way they are wired.

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A dryer outlet is usually rated for 230v at 30 amps, 60hz in the United States. Look up your welder, it may consume more than 30amps. A miller 252 takes 42 amps at 230v. If you have that welder, than you cannot use it in that socket unless you upgrade your wiring to your outlet and the breaker in your service panel or sub panel. While you are at it, you may want to check to see if your outlet is rated for more than 30 amps as well.

Make sure you do not work on any live wiring. Shut the breaker off when working. If you are uncertain, consult an electrician.

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