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    Default Harbor Freight Cords: Must Get NOW!

    Harbor Freight has 100 ft, 12 Gauge Heavy Duty Outdoor Extension Cord for $7.97.



    Here's my order below...

    The Following Items will be processed:
    10 45288-3VGA 100 Ft. x 12 Gauge Heavy Duty Outdoor Extension Cord 7.97 79.70
    Subtotal 79.70 Tax Rate 0.000 Tax Amount 0.00 Shipping 9.99 Handling 0.00 Total 89.69

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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Cords: Must Get NOW!

    Well... I bought 20 of them. Did anyone else buy some?

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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Cords: Must Get NOW!

    William,

    Thanks for the telephone call regarding this post.

    My order is placed!

    Thanks again, Buddy!
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    You're welcomed!

    I lost your main number so I got the other one a special way, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbottomley View Post
    I lost your main number so I got the other one a special way, lol!
    The Super Secret Squirrel Hotline number works everytime!
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    I bought 10. Thanks for the timely info!

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    I just ordered 10 and paid $89.69 shipped. I used coupon code 174-644-906 and got a $10 gift card since my order was over $60.

    The current rating is disconcerting. The cord should be able to handle 20 amps but is rated for 15 amps. That tells me the connectors are likely only rated for 15 amps. For Christmas displays it should be fine at 20 amps. The reason is that Christmas displays are intermittent duty and the wire coating and terminals will not be constantly loaded at 20 amps. Of course, that is only my opinion and should not confused with someone that actually knows for sure. Regardless, the 12 AWG wire will have far less voltage drop at 100 feet than 14 AWG.

    I would only use this for Christmas displays. For construction and rugged environments forget it. The cord doesn't look very rugged.

    With all of that said I bought 10 of them.

    Here is the link:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45288

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post

    That tells me the connectors are likely only rated for 15 amps.
    Yes, it has the standard 15 amp connectors instead of the 20 amp ones.

    You could always cut them off and install the 20 amp connectors, if that would make you feel better
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    I just got a notice in the mail that the cords that I ordered will not ship and the order has been canceled. There was an excuse give but I don't think that was the real reason. The real reason was that they found out the cords were marked incorrectly and they were not going to honor the price. What is funny is that I got a $10 gift card from them yesterday. If they refund my money less $10 for the card I going to go kung fu on somebody.

    Since this is Beat Up on William Day, thanks for nothing dude. Was that strong enough of an admonishment? Just for fun I might hijack this thread and say a bunch of useless nonsense.

    Mark your calenders, Oct 30th of every year will be Beat Up on William Day.
    Last edited by Al in Raleigh; 10-30-2009 at 04:46 PM. Reason: got the wrong month

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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Cords: Must Get NOW!

    Hey Al today is the 30th of Oct. So why not beat William every 30th of the month?

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    That sounds great. Let's call for a vote.

    I vote yes.

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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Cords: Must Get NOW!

    I second that
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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Cords: Must Get NOW!

    Al, Thomas, Walter,

    Why be mean to William ?

    I'm gonna go tattletale on you.
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    I just said that because Al paid me to, I don't have anything against him
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post

    Why be mean to William ?
    Because it is Beat Up on William Day until midnight then the event becomes Beat Up on Walter Day or is it Beat Up on Al Day? I can't remember. Walter you are paid to keep track of this stuff.

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