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Power cords

Post by FIGJAM » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:48 am

Got leftover pvc?

Organize your power cords!!!
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With these you only unroll what you need. The big one is for a 10 gauge extension cord. 8)
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Re: Power cords

Post by Token » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 am

Oh Figs, you gone lost Macgyver points on that one!

Every evil genius knows you coil cords in a figure 8 so it don’t twist up, never in a loop !!!

Is one end cap just friction set so you can rotate it and take your cord off without unspooling?

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Re: Power cords

Post by FIGJAM » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:12 pm

It's all glued.

I just drop a couple of feet and wiggle it. It drops in a coil on the ground.

I know about the figure 8 thing and the weave, but for saving space this is the shit.

I've been using this for years with my yackhammer, but someone mentioned melting the cord.

I guess people don't check the amp limits on theirs. :shock:
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Re: Power cords

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:17 pm

If you have a 100-foot 10-gauge cord (a really great thing to have) I’ve found that it coils nicely into a 5-gallon bucket.
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Re: Power cords

Post by TT120 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:37 pm

Token wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 am
Oh Figs, you gone lost Macgyver points on that one!

Every evil genius knows you coil cords in a figure 8 so it don’t twist up, never in a loop !!!

Is one end cap just friction set so you can rotate it and take your cord off without unspooling?

Good stuff.
This is the best way to store them cords. Never get tangled again.
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Re: Power cords

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:32 pm

He’s right, thats the pro way. A contractor friend showed me that years ago and I keep forgetting how to do it.
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Re: Power cords

Post by Traveller in Time » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:36 pm

Chain of slipknots . . . works only for cord, the litze core cables

Stiff core or corrogated will feel better in 8ths

How to fix a bunch of loops
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Re: Power cords

Post by Traveller in Time » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:50 am

The only thing is he turns the last end with the main loop, I prefer to fold the last part so the end is reversing the loop directions, making it just a bit smoother
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Re: Power cords

Post by Brittt » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:07 am

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