Ext. Cords

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by flamed69, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. flamed69

    flamed69 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Does anyone buy there extension cord wire in bulk and put the ends on themselves? If so, where do you get it? I was going through last year's receipts and realize now how much we actually spent on ext. cords and timers.
  2. PressureWashE

    PressureWashE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Ive always just charged the customer for extra extension cords, Never really looked into Making my own custom cords.
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    For short runs, lower loads, use "zip cord" SPT2 16 gauge. Or even 18ga... You buy the "vampire plugs" that just basically clip on the end of the cord, the same as they do on C-7/C-9 stringers.

    Nice thing is that you can buy brown/black/white and it will blend in with the house... You really don't *need* to use 3 wire grounded cords, as no lights are grounded. However, zip cord isn't rated "technically" for outdoor use. But what's the lights made out of?

    For longer cords, just buy them pre made. Can also color match them, but you will have to keep various colors and lengths in stock all the time... Not sure where guys get theirs at for a decent price.

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