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Splicing Extension Cord together

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I just bought 100 25ft green outdoor extension cords since I got a good deal. Most of these I will use as is but I want to try and kill two birds with one stone and I need some 50' cords and some female plug ends for a LOR controller. I was thinking about cutting 3 feet off one of the cords and using that for the LOR controller and then using the rest of the wire to splice to another extension cord for a 47' cord.

Any tutorials or ideas on the best way to splice together 16/3 extension cords? I was thinking about cutting and soldering the wires and then using Liquid Electrical Tape to seal the wires, then I would tape each one with normal Electrial tape and finanly put on some shrink tube.

What do you all think?

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No problem in cutting off the female end and using it to bring out control power from a LOR board.

I would not recommend splicing extension cords together. A spliced cord will never be capable of performing as well as a whole cord of the same length. This is probably one of the most recommended things not to do, on the Web.

The same goes for plugging multiple cords together to make a longer one. It has to do with the current carrying ability of the wire and the connector on the ends. Some people do it and then ask why it melts through snow.:shock:

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I am going to be needing a lot of extension cords myself, where did you buy those from. Through, I don't need 100, I would like a good deal, cuz even buying 30 adds up to a lot.

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http://www.servicelighting.com/catalog_product.cfm?prod=HA64019

They are $2.00 each for outdoor green extension cords.

Seems like a good deal to me so I bought 100 of them. I just checked the status of my order though and it says they do not have them in stock with a ??? next to when they are going to be in so who knows if I will get them. They have already charged my credit card though.

They also have green 15' indoor cords for $1

http://www.servicelighting.com/catalog_product.cfm?prod=HA64019

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Guyfox_318c wrote:

I am going to be needing a lot of extension cords myself, where did you buy those from. Through, I don't need 100, I would like a good deal, cuz even buying 30 adds up to a lot.

Well it looks like the "deal" I found online was too good to be true.

ServiceLighting.com was showing green 25ft outdoor extension cords for $2 each. After ordering 100 of them (and them charging my credit card right away) they just called to tell me they are discontinued and now the link shows they are $7.90 each.

Oh well. Looks like I will be going back to my original plan of buying lots of SPT2 and making my own cords.

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