- May 11, 2017
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it's 6 awg on a 60 amp breaker, it's ok. some idiot had a 60 amp breaker in there running a welder with under sized wire. the breaker melted down and everything over heated. I don't know when it happend but that what I found when I opened it up. so i replaced the breakers that were melted and tightened up everything. of I have any more issues I'll replace the breaker box. it's tool small anyway. I want a bigger panel with more breakers, a bigger main (like 80 amps) and 3awg wire feeding it so I can run a welder maxed out and not trip the main.Not trying to tell you how to run your business bro. But you might want to consider going with a larger diameter wire on those mains. It's apparent they got pretty hot. I see some brown behind and on the sides of them.
but that's another day. for now I just put the welder on a 40 amp breaker and it should all be ok