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Thread: Extension Cord Reel

  1. #1
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV

    Extension Cord Reel

    So, I've got this shed project reportedly under progress. One of the problems with it is it's pretty far from the house. Regular extensions cords have some significant voltage drop. That means I can't run my little hot dog compressor out there, and the miter saw runs mighty slow.

    So I bought a couple 100' 10 gauge extension cords. The problem with those is that they are pretty difficult to wind up and to handle. These kinds of cords aren't cheap, so I really didn't want to just leave them laying out any where getting all beat up.

    So I made a little cart for them. Looks like I overestimated the size of the reel I needed, but oh well. But this should do the trick.

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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    That cart will do a fine job Brent looks like it will hold a mile of cord

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    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Looks like you're ready to power up a few booths at the local carnival! Should do the trick!
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    Mar 2007
    Southeast Pa
    That's nice Bret!

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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Great looking cart. Could use a couple of those myself.

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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    That is one neat, functional cart!


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  10. #10
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Very good idea. Yes, these days extension cords are quite expensive. I have picked up a few at garage sales as a hedge against inflation. You guys can have yer gold coins, I'm investing in extension cords.
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