Not enough spec headroom. 10KW would have been cooler.
Probably, but a lot more expensive and this one just turned up on Gumtree at the right time (thank's to Paul/rockwallaby for finding it). I've only done a few test welds but it's working pretty well. Even at 150A the gennie hardly misses a beat, but the breakers trip. They seem happy at 120A and for the things I normally do that's plenty, but I will look into those breakers because at full noise the welder should need around 13A+losses and that's under the breaker size AFAIK.
do you have plasma cutter to go with it to cut the windows out.
I'm very tempted to buy one, they are about $800, I am having a hard time justifying it though as a grinder can do that job easily, that said I could find I go through $200 in blades
I am also building a roof and may have some clever counter-weighted lift-up walls, a plasma cutter would be very useful for that. As with most tools they aren't worth the money for a single job but over the years you really do get your money's worth from them.
Generator.. noise pollution in the bush..
Can't be helped, and worth it not to be connected to the grid IMO.
the possums will do despicable things on your roof for keeping them awake.
Not my possums, they are way too cute
This mum and bub live between the truck's cab and the luton peak.
Oh, and did I mention the Quub?