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Extension Cords #100051
10/07/06 10:08 PM
10/07/06 10:08 PM
George Little  Offline OP
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,489
Michigan USA
Can I make up my own extension cord for use on the job? Look at 240.5(B)(3).

George Little
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Re: Extension Cords #100052
10/07/06 10:39 PM
10/07/06 10:39 PM
Ryan_J  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
Sure, the NEC doesn't apply to cords that you are using on your job site. It is an installation standard. [90.2(A)]

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: Extension Cords #100053
10/07/06 10:54 PM
10/07/06 10:54 PM
George Little  Offline OP
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,489
Michigan USA
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.

George Little
Re: Extension Cords #100054
10/07/06 11:32 PM
10/07/06 11:32 PM
wa2ise  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 786
Oradell NJ USA
OSHA rules may apply.

Re: Extension Cords #100055
10/19/06 11:28 AM
10/19/06 11:28 AM
BKey  Offline
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10
Kissimmee, Florida
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.

Bryan L. Key
Safety Inspector/Trainer
Terry's Electric Inc.
An Xcelecom Company
600 N. Thacker Ave., Suite A
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Re: Extension Cords #100056
10/19/06 02:11 PM
10/19/06 02:11 PM
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
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?



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