Hi everybody, first post! I've used the search function and have gathered a fair bit of info, which leaves me looking for a little confirmation before I engage someone to do the job. I have recently bought a powerful Arc welder form Germany. I have removed the Schuko plug and have replaced it with a 13amp fuse three pin item. The Welder fires up and will weld, but blows fuses and trips the fusebox for fun! I use the welder in my garage (built into the house) and the existing sockets in there are upon the downstairs ring. Even when the welder is turned right down, it trips the protectors out. Next to the red trip switch for the downstairs ring is a 'Spare' red trip switch upon my fuse board. All of this section is RCB protected. The house is only 12 years old by the way... Also, the wall the fuse box is upon backs onto the garage wall. So, is it feasible to have an electrician install a 32amp socket within the garage, with a short length of thick meaty supply cabling running through the wall to this spare 32amp trip switch in the fuse box? I'd be keen on doing a lot of prep myself, such as drilling the hole through for the wiring and even feeding the cable through it, so the electrician need only wire it up, inspect the job and record his satisfaction. Are my plans workable? Thanks in advance. The folks over at DiYNot have suggested that a 16amp welder should not trip the 13amp fuses or the 32amp downstairs ring, but all the advice here suggests it would. Please help!