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    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/1174794902.htm

    ROFL

  • #2
    404...nothing there.

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    • #3
      I think he means this.

      http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/1174794902.html
      -Dan S.
      dans-hobbies.com

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      • #4
        Ooooooookay. That guy is just dangerous.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by websterz
          Ooooooookay. That guy is just dangerous.
          10/3 might be ok for low duty cycle (welder), but certainly not for compressors etc. Did you notice that it is 10/3 ROMEX??? (clue: stiff, double ground) if he paid $250 he got rooked big time! Romex should NOT be used for extension cord. period.

          --fred

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          • #6
            > wire spec: 10 gauge, 3 wire, double ground,
            600v, stiff but still flexible <

            I've worked domestic and comercial wiring from entrances to all sorts
            of equipment and never heard of "double ground".
            What is he talking about?
            ...lew...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fredf
              Romex should NOT be used for extension cord. period.

              --fred
              A range receptacle should not be used for an extension cord either

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              • #8
                It's not Romex. It's the same as this cord that I cut off a dryer. The price isn't that bad either. Try pricing 320 feet of 10 ga copper wire plus two connectors.

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                • #9
                  It might go under some name other than Romex, but it is solid wire, not flexible and it and the connectors are not proper and should not be used for a portable cord.

                  Double ground might mean it is on both ends?
                  Jim H.

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                  • #10
                    How do you know it is solid wire? It doesn't say it is. The cord I show is stranded 10 ga. It isn't particularly flexible either.

                    Last edited by Evan; 05-21-2009, 08:21 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Double Ground (poorly named) - 4 wire cord: 2 hot wires (red and black insulation), neutral (white insulation) and (uninsulated or green insulation) ground.
                      Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                      ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                      • #12
                        I have never seen wire like that on an appliance. Maybe they have different regs in Canada?

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                        • #13
                          Maybe I should have checked with you all before I did my own wiring.............



                          yuk, yuk,


                          Gary
                          Gary


                          Appearance is Everything...

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                          • #14
                            The code here is just about identical to the NEC. There are a few small areas where the Canadian code is slightly more stringent but I don't know of any that are looser.
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                            • #15
                              Gary, I won't tell about your wiring if you don't .

                              I can't tell you how many extension cords for welders, etc. that have the same 3 prong 50A ends on them that I have used in various shops. I have one I use in my shop but it has SO cord rated for 50A and it's only about 25 ft. It sure comes in handy and I use it every time I use one of the welders.
                              Last edited by Carld; 05-22-2009, 09:17 AM.
                              It's only ink and paper

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