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6' extension cords at Lowes

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was over at Lowes yesterday picking up some project parts and stoped by to grab a few cords, they have the brown 6' 3-way extension cords marked down to $1 each, (better price than even walmart)

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I was just about to post the same thing - went to Lowe's last night and found them as well. I purchased 2 boxes - all they had - plus the loose ones for a total of 134 cords.

I then spoke with the manager of the store and asked if he could give me a discount - guess what ... he gave me 10% off. :D

Then I did something else, I opened a Lowe's credit account and received another 10% off :eek:. This is dangerous as now I have another credit line at a home improvement store to get me in trouble.

Total for 134 cords - $114.17 :eek:

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I found the same here in Oklahoma. I was at Lowe's b/c I was building my cords out of computer cables and cutting the ends off and going to have to buy $4.00 female ends, well guess what I did. Thats right, scrapped the work I had already done and paid $16 for the cords I needed.

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Not trying to change the subject in this thread. But do you know who sells 3ft extension cords? I have a couple of white ones, but I can't find anyone who sells them now.

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Not trying to change the subject in this thread. But do you know who sells 3ft extension cords? I have a couple of white ones, but I can't find anyone who sells them now.

I second that, I need some 3' ones for my arches.

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north denver lowes has them or should I say HAD them cleared out both thornton stores.

Their computer showed 245 however they only could find 37 in the 136th store, so the manager gave me 30% off and said he would call when the others are found. now i can assemble my SSRs.

scott

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What are we using the 6' indoor cords for? Splicing rope lights?

a little bit of everything. I'm putting one set on a LOR unit that will be controlling my mini trees since each channel will only be using 1 amp

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Guest Jeff_Womack

I already see several people asking. Many of us have used these "indoor" cords outdoors for years and years but do so at your own risk. I check all my cords each year, whether indoor or outdoor for nicks. Some people even use speaker wire for their power! :eek:

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Guest Jeff_Womack

Yes. Also when you see people talking about SPT1 and SPT2, that is the same wirig that these cords are made of.

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Your milage may vary....

The HD here in Round Rock, Tx had white cords in addition to the brown. I now have 20 of the white ones for use on my arches this year.

Thought I'd share...

rns

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Do you use these indoor extension cords outside?

Is the unit outdoors? Are you concerned about consensation?

I think 99.999997% of PCers use the indoor cords outdoors. As Jeff eluded to, everyone is in charge of the safety of their own display. If you don't feel that using the indoor cords outside is safe then you should not do it. There are some who feel this way and I don't think anyone faults them for it. The bottom line is that you must use your own discretion.

I do think there is a lot of misunderstanding about what qualifies a cord for an outdoor rating. The only difference between an indoor cord and an outdoor cord is that the insulation of outdoor rated cords does not break down (as fast) as a result of being exposed to UV light from the Sun. An outdoor cord does not necessarily have a ground wire. If you look at the cords for things like C7/C9 light strings, ropelight, and blowmolds it is basic "zip cord" (and usually a very lightweight 20 guage). There is nothing special about outdoor cords that prevents water from getting into the plugs or anything like that. Some zip cord is rated for outdoor use. The zip cord from Creative Displays contains a UV inhibitor in the insulation.

TED

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