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Offline DevilDog

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DIY exterior extension cords
« on: November 10, 2017, »
What do you all use? I can’t see spending $8-$20 on cords from HD or Lowes. Can you use SPt and vamp plugs outside?

Offline DaveM

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Re: DIY exterior extension cords
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, »
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What do you all use? I can’t see spending $8-$20 on cords from HD or Lowes. Can you use SPt and vamp plugs outside?
I use SPT1 and vampire plugs for AC lights.  Not as durable as an outdoor rated extension cord but they get the job done for me.

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Offline tbone321

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Re: DIY exterior extension cords
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, »
Most do,  It really depends on how much current you are pulling.  I use 12g cables from my distribution panel out into various parts of the yard where it is further split into smaller cords going to the props.  I don't currently use vamp plugs yety but I do use a whole lot of those indoor low cost cords.
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