Hi all,new to this site and need advice. I purchased a powercraft 160a arc welder for a couple of small jobs. upon upnacking the machine and reading the manual (yes i'm nerdy like that lol) I have read in the manual that it MUST NOT be connected using a 13amp plug. I checked various forums to find out what i need and mention is made of just using the 13amp plug but keeping the welder on low power. others recommend getting a sparks to install a 30 amp socket in the house but this would lead to me using a 20 metre extension lead to get to the job site at the end of the garden which some posters say is dangerous. I have seen inverters(?) which weld by plugging into a domestic power supply and was wondering is there an inverter which would allow me to plug my welder into a 13amp plug. any suggestions would be helpfull. at this point i am thinking it would be easier to give up and hire a pro but I have always been a keen diyer and hate to throw in the towel.