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My first I remember every trip I went to the home depot I bout an extension cord or two to stock up....then I bought a 1000 foot role of spt and it was the best decision I made. They store away nicely and some cords I group together with wire ties and mark them so next year they go in the same spot.

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My first I remember every trip I went to the home depot I bout an extension cord or two to stock up....then I bought a 1000 foot role of spt and it was the best decision I made. They store away nicely and some cords I group together with wire ties and mark them so next year they go in the same spot.

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ShortysLandscaping wrote:

How do you guys manage all the extension cords? In the off season? What do you guys do with all of your decorations in the off season?

rubbermaid bins two sheds 1 garage and a heated room I have aksed my wife if I could store stuff in our bedroom but the answer was no, so I asked the kids to move out LOL but really rubbermaid bins two sheds and 1 garage and a heated room
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Mine are in storage totes in basement and garage. Fill it till it's heavy and then fill the next one.

Don't get people started on what's the best way to wind them for storage!

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how many 15 foot spt2 cords can i link together, would it be better to buy all 40 foot cords, as always cost is always a factor, the cord price is shocking, i only have 24 channels thanks

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I don't know an exact count, but I'd say that when the first cord on your daisy chain (the cord plugged into the receptacle) starts getting too warm to handle that you've got all the load on it that you need.

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Lots of rubbermaid bins. I use the green 14awg 40 cord from lowes. I am on overkillest. I have about 18000 feet of cords. I know, I know!!

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Menards has cords on sale this week. 20' $5 minus $3 rebate=$2ea. Menards is easy when it comes to rebates, if you remember to send it in. I have 80 something cords of various lengths. Next year I plan on buying a spool of SPT to make life a little easier.

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I have a shed that holds most of my Christmas stuff including 4 rubber maid tubs full of extension cords.

I think I have around 2500 feet (give or take)

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I've got close to two and a quarter miles worth of cords. Custom-made cords from spt and plastic totes for storing them are the only way to go.

We built a shed for the Christmas stuff. That, plus the attic in the garage, the walls of the garage, and the basement in the house pretty much takes care of everything, and the rest is stored outdoors on the north side of the garage.

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gizmomkr wrote:

Rubermade bins.

But I have to say a bin full of SPT is MUCH lighter than a bin full of 16 or 14 AWG Standard outdoor extension cords.

What the heck is spt?
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Cyndie Neill wrote:

gizmomkr wrote:
Rubermade bins.

But I have to say a bin full of SPT is MUCH lighter than a bin full of 16 or 14 AWG Standard outdoor extension cords.

What the heck is spt?


Lamp cord

Most of use it to make our own extension cords.
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Cyndie Neill wrote:

gizmomkr wrote:
Rubermade bins.

But I have to say a bin full of SPT is MUCH lighter than a bin full of 16 or 14 AWG Standard outdoor extension cords.

What the heck is spt?


Also sometimes referred to as zip cord
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Guest Don Gillespie

Cyndie Neill wrote:

gizmomkr wrote:
Rubermade bins.

But I have to say a bin full of SPT is MUCH lighter than a bin full of 16 or 14 AWG Standard outdoor extension cords.

What the heck is spt?

Looks like this

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Don Gillespie wrote:

Cyndie Neill wrote:
gizmomkr wrote:
Rubermade bins.

But I have to say a bin full of SPT is MUCH lighter than a bin full of 16 or 14 AWG Standard outdoor extension cords.

What the heck is spt?

Looks like this

So you can make cords for stuff like this

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Wow, never thought of that. Do they sell it in 1000 ft rolls? :-) But, using regular extension cords, ya do build up some muscles I'll tell ya! Thanks for the info.

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