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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #120 on: December 09, 2005, 08:27:30 pm »

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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #121 on: December 09, 2005, 08:28:06 pm »

Bud Bolf wrote on Fri, 09 December 2005 18:42

 Hi,
 What I want to know is what Yellow Crimps were used in the Binding Posts?


Looks like a standard automotive/industrial item:


index.php/fa/3418/0/

Stud opening size may need to be different to fit binding post diameter.
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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #122 on: December 09, 2005, 09:52:02 pm »

 Yeppers,
Beats bare wire shoved in the hole, I'll have to
pick them up and redo my Amp Rack.
 
In regard to extension cords, the band that I'm
in had an outside gig this past weekend.
The stage was in a parking lot 40 feet from a law office.
We picked up four 50 foot 10/3 yellow with a black line
extension cords from Home Depot. About $50.00 each.
The office had four dedicated outlets, 20 amps each.
We ran the four cords from each outlet to the stage.
One cord Backline, one FOH, one for Amp rack,
and one cord for Monitor Amps.
We played 4 hours, no problems and cords cool.
Also no hums or noises from FOH,Backline or Monitors.
I got lucky, I was going to tie the Grounds together
as in the Cheap Distro, but just did not get the time.
Still $200.00 for extension cords is not cheap!

I also bought 50 feet of Carol, SJOOW 10/3 bulk "black"
wire for $1.07 a foot at Home Depot.
From that I made two 25' drop Quad boxes,
with Hubbell compression fittings (on the metal quad box)
that I got at Grainger.
They turned out nice, but two 25 foot Quads cost me about $120.00.
We'll use the two Quads as stage drops in the future.

Later,
    Bud
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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #123 on: December 10, 2005, 12:06:55 am »

Mike Butler (media) wrote on Fri, 09 December 2005 20:28

Bud Bolf wrote on Fri, 09 December 2005 18:42

 Hi,
 What I want to know is what Yellow Crimps were used in the Binding Posts?


Looks like a standard automotive/industrial item:


Stud opening size may need to be different to fit binding post diameter.


How?  The openings on the binding posts on my RMX and PLX amps only have a hole big enough to fit wire.

The older MX amps didn't have the protective shroud and I can use the forked spade connectors.

EDIT:  Hold, the phone, dang they will fit!  Coolio.  I have to rewire my amp rack now!
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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #124 on: December 10, 2005, 02:13:11 am »

Bud Bolf wrote on Fri, 09 December 2005 21:52

 
I also bought 50 feet of Carol, SJOOW 10/3 bulk "black"
wire for $1.07 a foot at Home Depot.



Ouch. I actually discovered it is cheaper to get wire by the foot from a real electrical supply house then Home Depot. When I built my new amp rack and needed Black 12/3 sjoow they had it for $0.50 a foot! Later, I bought 25' at home depot for $0.98 a foot. talk about markup! To tell you the truth though, the guy at the supply shop gave me the wire at no charge, I guess because I only needed 10' and was buying $40 worth or hubbell twist locks. For the most part things at the Electrical supply places (that cater to contractors) are a little pricey, but it's worth looking in to.

I think I might have to go get myself another 50' of 12/3. I now have a massive pile of black cords...with a 100' yellow cord and an 85' neon orange one  Very Happy .
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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #125 on: December 10, 2005, 11:54:10 am »

gmerkman wrote on Fri, 09 December 2005 20:08

Check this site:

... The only thing about the extension cords is that they are 14/3.  I think 12/3 should be used, particularly for lighting/effects....


There's a different size for each task. One of the websites in my pevious post sells 16, 14 and 12. There's no need to use 12AWG in a 12-ft. cord to an FX rack, for example.

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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #126 on: December 10, 2005, 01:12:21 pm »

P.Frederiksen wrote on Wed, 21 September 2005 20:19

Wow, it must be tough hiding all that yellow and orange stuff in the truss!
you can bulk buy black at any home depot etc
(I do use yellow......on my weed wacker)
Very Happy


Actually, yellow cable hides easier than black in truss that is natural aluminum color. It also hides easier when flown against drop ceilings.
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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #127 on: December 10, 2005, 04:57:58 pm »

P.Frederiksen wrote on Wed, 21 September 2005 21:19

(I do use yellow......on my weed wacker)
Very Happy

heh heh

It's also the standard color for marine shore power. I'm eyeballing a length of 10/3 dock cable in my garage that came from my old boat. I used a chunk of the stuff to plug in my AC/DC welder.  Cool
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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #128 on: December 10, 2005, 09:49:25 pm »

I guess I'm the only one that uses the dark green, after Christmas special 14 gauge cable.  It's ALMOST as dark as pure black cable and on a dark stage, they pretty much are invisable (and CHEAP).
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Re: The case against orange, blue, yellow, and pink extension cords
« Reply #129 on: December 10, 2005, 10:02:10 pm »

Gene Declue wrote on Sat, 10 December 2005 21:49

I guess I'm the only one that uses the dark green, after Christmas special 14 gauge cable.  It's ALMOST as dark as pure black cable and on a dark stage, they pretty much are invisable (and CHEAP).
...and prolly even cheaper on Dec.26!
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