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Clyde Lindsey

Looking For Plug Ends

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Male and Female.

Many things have changed since I began using LOR back in 2008. The best change I made was installing a new 200 amp panel and 3 exterior sub panels. 2010‘s electrical updates proved that 20’ is the exact length for my connections from the LOR to the display item. As I found myself using a 15’ + 6’ SPT cords to make some of the longer connections I thought, “maybe I can cut down the old cords I purchased for 2008.” My first year, I purchased 15 each 100’ 2 wire exterior extension cords from Lowes. I do not use these since they are too long. I also have maybe 20 of the 100’ orange 3-prong extension cords as well. I’d like to purchase the male and female ends and cut these down to size as well.

Last year, I purchased 10 sets from Lowes at $1.69 each. This is GREATER than the cost of 1 regular price 15’ SPT extension cord from Lowes. I’m sure some of the PC members here have done this. So, what I’m looking for is the best price (hoping for well under $1 each) + shipping on a bulk purchase of both 2 and 3-prong replacement ends. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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I'm not sure if Menards stores reach that far east, but they had 2-prong for 69 cents and 3-prong for 99. Good luck with the online searches I guess.

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I'm not sure if Menards stores reach that far east, but they had 2-prong for 69 cents and 3-prong for 99. Good luck with the online searches I guess.

On-line Menards sells some for $.89 male and $1.19 female. Not too bad. (2 prong) Closest one to me is Masillon, OH; a 2 1/2 hour drive :D May be able to ship. Keeping my options open. And thanks for the heads-up.

Just finished making 3 cords (some of the longer runs over 25'). Only enough to make a 6 more cords :(

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try searching places like SkyCraft.com i cna't think of the other places to look right now. there are several good places try to do a search on the site for Vampire plugs. most of the places that carrie this also carrie other type of plugs.

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i don't know if you have any dollar stores up there but i found one down here that sells hard ware stuff , and i think those 2 prom ends were 2 for a dollar, might be worth look-see

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i don't know if you have any dollar stores up there but i found one down here that sells hard ware stuff , and i think those 2 prom ends were 2 for a dollar, might be worth look-see

Yeah, good point. Never though about that.

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I spent the past few days stopping at nearly every single place that might carry these plug end replacements. NO LUCK finding inexpensive plugs locally. I'm testing a modification to see if it works. This link looks to be the Best Bet so far! I'm going to keep looking as I do have a few more days to get what I need ON THE WAY. Thanks again everyone.

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If you need spt-1 ends home depot online is the cheapest price you will find. They had both male and female a few weeks ago but now they only have female vampire ends...

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&R=100652717&catEntryId=100652717

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If you need spt-1 ends home depot online is the cheapest price you will find. They had both male and female a few weeks ago but now they only have female vampire ends...

http://www.homedepot...tryId=100652717

Yes I saw this post, and I'm cutting 2 wire round extension cords too. I've herd there are issues with different types of SPT cord that some vampire plugs don't work on. Yes they are cheep! I'm also looking for multi purpose. I've found a few substitutes. Please keep the ideas coming. I've got another 20 or so 100' cords and won't be purchasing more extension cords for some time.

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