Just to set everyone's mind at ease, we are aware of the complications and the outlet is only 1.5ft away from the garage door opening...There is also a big red fire extinguisher sitting right by us at all times. Anything we could/would need to choke an electrical fire is within arms reach. We know what the optimal setup is and what we are currently using. The breaker can trip 100 times in a day and you probably won't see one fire..or a spark.. The wire cools within 30-60 seconds, then its back to business.
The only thing that will get hurt is a back from bending over much longer than is normally required...or somebody catching on fire from sparks while cutting/grinding steel
. Honestly, an electrical fire is a much smaller concern than worrying about increasing our weld time 10 fold.
Aside from safety concerns, we are happy with our current progress. Things are taking shape and moving right along. So far there's only been 4 days of actual work put into this build. Hopefully we can finish in another 4-6 full days.