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Stephen Swaffer

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Re: 10/3 SOOW Extension Cord
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 08:11:35 pm »


I donít believe shop made cables can be listed.  The UL listing is for the whole assembly.  I suppose you could send them in to UL for testing....

I recently attended an OSHA electrical safety class.  According to that instructor, a UL listed extension cord cannot be repaired-because you have modified an assembly.  However, you can take UL listed components that are intended to be used together (I am sure what they can be used with is part of the listing-wire size, etc) and make a cord that is OSHA approved.  I don't know if that would meet your AHJ's definition of listed.
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Re: 10/3 SOOW Extension Cord
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 08:18:51 pm »

Graybar? Never heard of them.

They're in Panamacity and Pensacola both are about 1hr away.

That'd be great. I can't afford 1000' roll right now. Only need 3x 100ft 10awg cords for most of my needs. 500' would be good though. (That way I can afford OA Windsor :p I'll probably just make 3x 100ft cords to start.

Thanks

Pretty good price too $1.28/ft for 250ft roll. I don't understand why the 500ft roll is more?

https://www.graybar.com/store/en/gb/soow-black-portable-cord-cable#{Conductor%20Size:10%20AWG}

Ignore their retail price.  The spools are 1000ft.  If you are looking for 500ft will have to find a cut spool.  They run a truck from Panama City to Jax every day so transfers are free too.
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Re: 10/3 SOOW Extension Cord
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 08:33:40 pm »

Nathan,
Check out wire and cable your way even with shipping it may be cheaper. I get all my cable there and usually have it at my door in 2-3 days.
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Re: 10/3 SOOW Extension Cord
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 09:35:21 pm »

Check out wire and cable your way even with shipping it may be cheaper. I get all my cable there and usually have it at my door in 2-3 days.

This. 

I've used them MANY times in the last 5 years - easily purchased miles of cable at this point.  Their prices are competitive, especially if you're looking for cuts.  For full spools you *might* get better pricing locally with an account, but it's negligible in most cases (IMO).

I'd second Camel Traders, although I know a few folks have had hit or miss dealings with them. 

The one I'd run away from is Nassau Wire in NJ.  Run.  Away.
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Re: 10/3 SOOW Extension Cord
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 11:15:27 pm »

Graybar? Never heard of them.

Pretty good price too $1.28/ft for 250ft roll. I don't understand why the 500ft roll is more?
Never heard of Graybar? Reminds me of 1979 when building my first electrical distribution system. When I found out about them- like wow, this beats the hell out of a hardware store!
Got a batch of bad circuit breakers at Graybar back then, they replaced them with no hassle, made me a loyal customer.

The 1000 foot reel is about the same price per foot as the 250', likely they have just screwed up on the 500' in the many price adjustments copper goes through.

Graybar may not be the lowest price you can find, but they have been able to "hang in there" with good stock of damn near everything in the electrical/mechanical world, and can be found all over the USA- a nice resource.
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Re: 10/3 SOOW Extension Cord
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2018, 07:57:26 am »

Sounds like Graybar and Wire and Cable Your Way are great resources!

Scott, I'll have to hold on the 1000ft spool for now since I only need 300ft and can get 1/3 SOOW for $1.01/ft ~$342 shipped (after 5% new signup discount).

I'll definitely take you up on your offer if I need a big order in the future :)
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Re: 10/3 SOOW Extension Cord
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2018, 01:24:56 pm »

I like these cord ends when I'm trying to squeeze 10ga wire into a 15 amp connector.  The body of the male and female ends are a bit longer, making it easier to wire the plug and still get a good strain relief on the outer jacket.  They come in black or yellow and HomeDepot may stock them, although on my last trip I had to order them on-line and get them shipped to the store.

15 AMP PLUG

If that link fails, Google "Eaton AH5965BK"
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