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#100051 - 10/07/06 07:08 PM Extension Cords
George Little Offline
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Can I make up my own extension cord for use on the job? Look at 240.5(B)(3).
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#100052 - 10/07/06 07:39 PM Re: Extension Cords
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Sure, the NEC doesn't apply to cords that you are using on your job site. It is an installation standard. [90.2(A)]
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#100053 - 10/07/06 07:54 PM Re: Extension Cords
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Your right Ryan. For some reason I was remembering the section that used the words "Listed cord sets" and when I did find it, it was "Listed GFCI protection". Must be the CRS kicking in again.
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#100054 - 10/07/06 08:32 PM Re: Extension Cords
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OSHA rules may apply.

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#100055 - 10/19/06 08:28 AM Re: Extension Cords
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OSHA 1926 subpart K would apply, The wire would need to be 12AWG and the connectors on the ends would need to be rated for use in that application.
The practice of making up a 2g box on the end would be unacceptable.
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#100056 - 10/19/06 11:11 AM Re: Extension Cords
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BKey, I believe the # 12 minimum is the smallest cord that is allowed to be repaired, I don't think it pertains to making a cord.

If it does can you post the exact section?

Roger

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