finally, I got one. It's the same one that I was asking about in my 'arc welder?' thread. I got it and a 30 foot (or so) cord, lots of rods, gloves, helmet (and I got an auto darkening helmet from a guy at the welding shop next door to mine for $20), and a little rolling cart. I got everything for $350! I'm pretty happy and I can't wait to get some practice! I'm gonna grab some scrap metal from the welding shop next door this week and go to town. The welder has been rebuilt from the miller dealership here in town. And the guy I bought it from lives in base housing also and he said he's never had a problem with it blowing breakers. he didn't have a manual for it though, that's the only thing I don't like, but I might be able to find one on the net or from the dealership. Sorry for the really long post I'm just excited to be able to take my hobby to the next level.