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rykymus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 12:31 am    Post subject: Goofy question Reply with quote

As I prepare my garage for my first build, I've got my wife commenting how I'm gonna triple our power bill. So she's got me wondering now. Any of you care to comment? I can't imagine that I'm gonna use that much power just building a backyard offset.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

40 amps @ 240v is 9600 watts

My avg electric is about $.07 per kwh (killowatt hour).. kwh is1 hour at 1,000 watts

So.... 1 Hour @ 9600 watts is 9.6 kwh, or $.67 ... foran HOUR of continuous welding. or.... 1.11 pennies for every minute of continuous welding.


It's when you start heating that shed with electric that the bill goes up..... hence the reason my shed had to freeze this winter.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd think it'd be plenty warm enough to work in a garage in Stockton this time of year without running a heating unit.

As noted, the typical tool duty cycle moderates the theoretical cost down to a much more real figure...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 2:03 am    Post subject: Re: Goofy question Reply with quote

rykymus wrote:
As I prepare my garage for my first build, I've got my wife commenting how I'm gonna triple our power bill. So she's got me wondering now. Any of you care to comment? I can't imagine that I'm gonna use that much power just building a backyard offset.

Ask her to show you her calculations. They will be easy to rip apart since this is so unfounded.

Or do what I would do, go to a sports bar and come home three days later every time she complains. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 pyronoel I doubt your welder will ever see 40 amps I have a miller syncrowave 250 DX its supposed fed by a 75 amp breaker I only put it on a 50 and I have TIG welded with it at its highest setting and never tripped the breaker. But a watt is a watt is a watt and thatís what your paying for not the amps. Iíve never seen a really big increase in my bill from welding (or should I say my wife has never got on to me for it she pays the bill)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Factor in hair dryers, her tv & dvd player ( for all the chick shows & flicks) Rolling Eyes , the latest & bestest info commercial vacuum cleaners, gizmos & gadgets she bought Shocked ....etc...etc.....CASE CLOSED Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heating the garage is never an issue for me. (Got my own built-in insulation I carry around with me at all times Very Happy ) Armed with the math from pyronoel and the arguements from BluzQue, I'm pretty sure I can take the wind out or her sails. Thanks guys Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet she wouldn't complain if you bought a hot tub.....Those cost more to heat and maintain then your build.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohio-Ed wrote:
Bet she wouldn't complain if you bought a hot tub.....Those cost more to heat and maintain then your build.

Hot tubs make lousy BBQ cookers, though. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just remember these simple things,

Yes Dear

I know i am always wrong and you are always right

and the number is 1 800 flowers

and when it is all said and done build your cooker anyway, she won't complain once she eats from it Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Power generation is what I do for a living, the wife knows all about that. But heating the garage is my downfall........Hot Tubs are for those people that boil their ribs.... Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran my garage at about 60 degrees for three weeks straight in December (I was off for Xmas Vacation), and it cost me an extra $100 on the power bill.

Course this is Canada and it was -10 to -20 for the most part. During the day. Got a little colder at night. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11 10 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tell her you can hang around with her or get out of her hair and go hang out in the garage.She'll be buying you tools!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14 10 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have to agree that runnin tools and welder is very cheap. But heating a shop or garage gets expensive. STEEL prices are whats hard to swallow! Shocked Tell her your research has shown that airfreshners and hair dryers use WAY more juice than welding Twisted Evil
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