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#1 Tim Tyler

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:45 AM

I'm looking for suggestions on either buying or making some new 50' 10/3 stingers.

I've handled the nice flexible 'Yellow Jacket' cords at the local Home Depot, but they're, um... yellow.

The cords I have now are good quality but some are probably 20+ years old and have seen better days. I'll keep them for loaners though.

I like the new cords that are resistant to soiling, have LED's in the female end, and are soft even in very cold temps. They're also a bit lighter too. But I've not been able to find any that are black.

Should I just buy bulk and make them?
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#2 Hal Smith

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 08:13 AM

I'm looking for suggestions on either buying or making some new 50' 10/3 stingers.

I've handled the nice flexible 'Yellow Jacket' cords at the local Home Depot, but they're, um... yellow.

The cords I have now are good quality but some are probably 20+ years old and have seen better days. I'll keep them for loaners though.

I like the new cords that are resistant to soiling, have LED's in the female end, and are soft even in very cold temps. They're also a bit lighter too. But I've not been able to find any that are black.

Should I just buy bulk and make them?


Tim,

How many amps do you need? Production Advantage (http://www.productio...tageonline.com/) stocks a good range of ready made stingers in 12/3 with choice of Edison, stagepin, and L5-20 plugs. They're all built on SOOW black cable. I didn't see any 12/3 Edison cables at 50' but I would bet money that they'll be glad to make up what you need at a pretty respectable price point.

Edmond, OK
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 08:40 PM

good range of ready made stingers in 12/3


I'm looking for 10/3 because then I can use 20A at a distance if necessary.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 08:51 PM

Hi,

The stuff that stays soft in the cold is colloquially known as "Arctic Blue" in the UK. It's, eh, blue.

Not sure what the situation is your end.

Phil
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#5 Hal Smith

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:28 PM

I'm looking for 10/3 because then I can use 20A at a distance if necessary.

I wondered about that - makes good sense to me. I got lucky last year, Home Depot clearanced out a 500' spool of 10/4 SOOW generator cable at 80% off. Took me about 2 seconds to jump on that deal!

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#6 John Thomas

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 03:00 PM

I would make them, I've made a lot from 12/3 SJO, it's great busy work for a rainy day. Be sure to check that your connectors will accept the 10/3 cable, and the strain relief will lock down properly before you start ordering in bulk.

Regards, JT
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 03:34 PM

American Insulated Wire makes a really good stinger, and they have 10/3 in black, outdoor, flexible when cold. thier website is: http://www.aiwc.com/ to locate a dealer near you.

There is also a company that will take these stingers, and imprint your company name in them for what amounts to $6/stinger.

hope this helps,

Mike Hall
Glendale, AZ

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#8 Tim Tyler

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 12:55 PM

Thanks, all.

I bought bulk local and made them myself.
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