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How to wire a •50 amp, 250 volt, circuit to a 50 amp 250

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How to wire a •50 amp, 250 volt, circuit to a 50 amp 250 volt NEMA 6-50R, 2-pole, 3-wire for a welder?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just recently wanted to add a circuit for a new welder
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I would like to install it myself
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I think that is it?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Or the circuit above or below ground?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Above ground
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

You'll need 2#2 & 1#4 Aluminum conductors to allow for the voltage drop. A 1" conduit, either EMT orPVC.