I just bought a Forney welder at an auction, and everything looks to be in
good shape on it ( except the back panel ,its rusty ) The only thing I can
make out on the label is the model Forney C3, and 230V. My question is, does
anyone know what amp service I will need to power it. The power cord has
been cut off at the back. It looks like it had a 10ga. cord, so I would
guess 30 amps, but I would like to be sure. Any information would be greatly
appreciated, I have some welding projects I would like to get started on.
Write to Forney at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them for a manual.
Historically, these are about 1955-vintage machines intended for use
as farm welders. I would start with 50 amps at 230V supply, as though
it was a Lincoln buzzbox.