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Vinyl Extension Cords in Winter
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Spence    Posted 12-02-2002 at 19:01:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ever try to untangle that pile of 100ft extension cord when it's 15 below.?

Forget trying to use it for electricity. We can make car springs out of it or something useful for the winter. Mine looks like a coral snake.
It's cracked in so many places because of the cold
I've had to wrap electrical tape around the damage and I,ve got red yellow and black tape.

AArrrggghhhhhhh!!!!


Mike D.    Posted 12-03-2002 at 06:39:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, I've had the same frustration with cords in the past. We used to have to use generators at work everyday. Started making up my own cords. Bought good cord wire from local electrical supply. We used S/O for the cord that led from the genset to the house we worked it. Never had a problem wrapping it up, no matter what the temp. was. We used 10 gauge up to the site. Pulled 4 saw stations and 2 compressors off of that. It was heavier than all heck, put never a worry at quittin time. The lowest man on the Totem Pole wrapped it up every night. ;-)


Spence    Posted 12-03-2002 at 13:20:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
At a garage sale last summer a guy had some
rubber extension cord still wrapped on the wooden spool. He said might be 50ft on it and I gave him
15$. As it turned out there was 210ft.

Problem is it's heavy. Also since it was
4/#14 I was thinking of doubling up the strands
which would give me 2/#7. With the actual cross
sectional area it would probably be equivalent
of 2/#6. That would be great as it would have a
larger carrying cap of #10. Trouble is no ground!
Another problem is that the #14 wires at 200ft have less of a capacity. Oh well, for 15$.....




Mike D.    Posted 12-03-2002 at 14:23:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gosh, no matter what you do you can't beat that price. Whew. That #14 ain't much good beyond 50' runnin the stuff I run. Works too hard on the brushes on the saw motors. Learned that the hard way. Later-


Randy    Posted 12-03-2002 at 05:25:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Spend a few extra bucks and get a good quality one. I have several that are no problem at -10.


well    Posted 12-03-2002 at 07:29:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
really that,s much smarter wew


JoeK    Posted 12-02-2002 at 20:51:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got a 60' blue one,made for cold,stays flexible to 30?-below,can'tremember exactly just how cold.Also check "Yellow Jacket" brand,believe they're sub zero rated also.


Grove r....Spam?    Posted 12-02-2002 at 20:46:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
What you need is the new "Power Saver" extension cord, fifty feet long and is white, just rite for the city folk who are tired of paying big power bills for the priveledge of having their vehicles plugged in, in the winter. Just wait for the first snowfall, and plug it in to some obscure plugin that the nieghbor never uses....he will never notice it in the snow.....be sure to remove prior to snow melt in the spring. Makes a great Christmas gift for those across-town friends and relatives....it is a gift that will keep on giving.....


Spence    Posted 12-03-2002 at 06:19:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds great !!!! heck, if I can get one long
enough I can plug it in to the nearest hydro plant!!!.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 12-03-2002 at 05:02:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 5 of them Grover, they run all the lights in our house. Great savings too.
Later Bob


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