Wiring for Welder
I'm wiring my garage and want to install two outlets for a welder that I would then move between them as the need arises. Do you typically put two 50 amp breakers in the panel and have separate circuits, or use one and tap the line in a splice box to feed the second outlet? I've only got 100 amps coming into the building.
My local inspector doesn't like the idea of two outlets on a single 50 amp circuit. My opinion is that its safer to trip the single 50 amp breaker if I were stupid enough to connect two big loads at once, than otherwise to rely on tripping the main breaker with a panel overload.
I posted this issue on the wiring forum, but it occurs to me that this group may have more real world experience with this particular issue. (There doesn't seem to be a problem with tapping the line WRT the national electric code).