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Vampire Plugs are back at Home Depot!

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Home Depot has started stocking vampire plugs again - I received my order today.   Here's the link to the female plus ($16.98/25): https://www.homedepot.com/p/18-Gauge-Female-Slide-On-Connector-Plug-25-Pack-450010SHO/301886536. Here's the male plugs (same price) : https://www.homedepot.com/p/18-Gauge-Slide-On-Male-Connector-Plug-Pack-of-25-450005SHO/301886144

Shipping was very reasonable and I had my order in 3 days.

 

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Cool....I like the ones at Action Lighting.  They have a tab on the end of the female receptacles you can break out so you can put it in the middle of the cord....They are 55 cents each, $6.58 for 12.

https://www.actionlighting.com/spt-1-spt-2-vampire-zip-cord-receptacle-white-pack-12-plugs-100sptplug-white/

 

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If you sign up for Home Depot Pro (its free) shipping is free.  I got mine the next day

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2 hours ago, xenon said:

If you sign up for Home Depot Pro (its free) shipping is free.  I got mine the next day

I couldn't find that anywhere. When I went online it said free for orders over $45.00. Where do you sign up for Home Depot Pro?

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  love using the female plugs on our blow mold nativity, just put them on the blow mold cord

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