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#149936 06/05/04 10:26 PM
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Stumbled (literally) across this extention cord on a residential job site. The one at the top is a good cord, the one at the bottom is what happens when you make your own!
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#149937 06/06/04 12:05 AM
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Both look like romex with a cord cap.

#149938 06/06/04 06:59 PM
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I'd at least cover them joints with Insulation tape!. [Linked Image]

#149939 06/07/04 10:11 AM
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Sorry Dave,
I hate to be a smart-a#%e
No I would not like to use anything like that!. [Linked Image]

#149940 06/08/04 03:30 AM
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Hey, they are both yellow. That makes them the same, doesn't it?

#149941 06/16/04 08:08 PM
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Hey Dave,
Just a small question.
What sort of connector is that in the bottom of the picture with the Romex coming out of it?
If my eyes don't decieve me, it looks a lot like an IEC connector, like computer power supplies use.

#149942 06/16/04 10:28 PM
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Trumpy, you might be right. It's a stretch, but an upside-down NEMA 5-15P cord cap can be forced into a 10-amp IEC 320 C13/14 female connector, and offer exclusive "ground isolation" in the process.

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