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Old 08-03-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Where is the best place to get 8-3 power cord? I need about 50 foot to make an extension cord for my welder.
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Normally there isn't much price talk on these forums...but you're probably better off getting it from a local store.
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Wire is heavy and competitively priced. I can't imagine having it shipped would save any cash.

If you don't have a good electrical supply house nearby the big box stores are full of it.

How much could you possibly need anyway?
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The only wire I buy online is made up cables (like HDMI, etc.), in-wall rated speaker wire (since I can't find it locally for a good price), and RG-6 coax because I like the good stuff that I can't find around here.

Any thing like romex, SER, THHN, etc. is all too heavy to ship and it's available locally.
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Alright I will have to check out one of the electric supply companys here in town. I just thought id ask first.
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Found this on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/SOUTHWIRE-COMP...0890631&sr=1-2 Not sure how that compares.
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Found this on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/SOUTHWIRE-COMP...0890631&sr=1-2 Not sure how that compares.
That item is not used for power cord at all that is wrong appaction.

The OP will need 10mm˛ {# 8 AWG } triple aka 8-3 SOW or SJOW cord one of the two is very flexibale and buy the proper plug and connector { female end type } for the unit you going to use it.

The cost ?? it will varies a bit so check it around local area most case the electrical supplier will know if they have one on stock some case they can order ya one real quick.

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