So I was at my grandpa's house the other day and I saw this old Century 120 Volt wire feed welder buried in his garage. The plug was cut off the end of the power cord and he said he hasn't used it in a while. He told me I could have it if I fixed it. (Hell yeh)
So I got a plug that would work with it and wired it on. It turned on fine, but as soon as the fan kicked on it sounded like it was drawing power or something. Like it had the normal operating noise but then it would suddenly droop down for a second then back up again. Also, the lights in my garage would dim every time it drooped. I've used all sorts of power equipment on this outlet before so it SHOULDN'T be the outlet.
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm pretty handy with fixing things and working with electrical equipment but I know practically nothing about welders so any information would be helpful.