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Old 10-14-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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I just pulled 30 feet of 12/3 and put the wire in the box and cut it off.

As I was about to put up the sheetrock over it I noticed that I missed the hole in the corner for the wire.

Not it is too short to get to the box by about 3 inches.

My question is can I use my DumbKoff board stretcher to make this wire longer or do I have to get a wire stretcher?

If I need to get a wire stretcher what is a good brand?


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Old 10-14-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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You need a wire lengthener. If you're interested in selling that board stretcher, I'm interested in buying.

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Don't be "fooled" by cheap imports! Buy a reputable brand like Greenlee or Ideal! Good wire stretchers will maintain wire diameters for those really hard jobs up to 24" even if it's 12/3!!!

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Doesn't Greenlee make a combo kit that includes the wire stretcher and the wire gauge increaser?
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You need a wire lengthener. If you're interested in selling that board stretcher, I'm interested in buying.
This is a really good board stretcher. I can pull a 2x4 that is 6 inches short and have enough left over to cut off a bird block.

It's hard work but a lot faster than heading to the store to get another board.

I just thought that I could use that on wire.
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Whenever using a wire stretcher, be sure to put alot of circuit grease on those wires before you energize. I used to have a stretcher made by Chicago tools, but I lost the metric crescent wrench that I used to adjust it.
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Whenever using a wire stretcher, be sure to put alot of circuit grease on those wires before you energize. I used to have a stretcher made by Chicago tools, but I lost the metric crescent wrench that I used to adjust it.
There you go, buying that cheap inported crap.
If you had bought americian, then any old cresent wrench would work


I happen to have a metric cresent wrench for sale if you are interested!
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:14 PM   #8
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I finally had to go to the store and get another roll of wire. I tried to buy a wire stretcher but it was made in Nigeria by 419 Industries. They wanted $299 for it and I figured that I don't need a wire stretcher that often to justify the cost. They did have a gauge increaser for $219 but I rarely need that either.
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The board stretcher will work but you must be careful you don't damage the wire where it bends over the end of the stretcher. Leaking electrons can make a big mess on the stretcher and on the floor.
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Does anyone know of a good dollar stretcher. I figure I need about 20 to 30 percent more from each dollar I earn to cover all my expenses.

Seriously, there's a guy in the Appliances forum who's wanting to know what gauge of wire he needs to connect an electric dryer (30 amp) to his panel. He figures it's about a 70 foot run from the panel to the dryer. I told him to post his question in the Electrical forum cuz I don't know, but he keeps asking me what I think.

Can someone please drop into the Appliances forum and give "Surfbug" some knowledgeable advice on what gauge of wiring is needed to connect an electric dryer, and whether or not his existing panel can handle the addition of a 30 amp dryer?

Thanks, guys.

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Does anyone know of a good dollar stretcher. I figure I need about 20 to 30 percent more from each dollar I earn to cover all my expenses.
Start spending Euros...
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:11 AM   #12
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Start spending Euros...

Unforetally the Euro value did took a nose dive


100 USD = 73 EURO dolllars


Merci,Marc

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