Build vs box store vs online L14-30 cord

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Old 12-01-18, 06:27 PM
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Build vs box store vs online L14-30 cord

Hi Im a newb & I searched and found a few older threads but couldn't be sure if they hold water today. Does anyone have a good source for any of the above? I would love to build my own (15-20', really only need 10') that way I can be positive of true gauge/spec. But if someone knows an off the shelf online 30amp cord or can vouch for a box store Id like their input as well. This will be going to the following:

5500 running watts gen, 240v @ 25amp> 30amp inlet box>backfeed electrical with interlock via 30 amp breaker.

Sites & links would be great
 
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Welcome to the forums.

It will cost more to make your own cord.
10' 10/4 SJOOW rubber cord ($1.50/foot at home depot)
1 - L14-30P (male cord cap)
1 - L14-30R (female cord cap)
Parts at depot
online cords

You can check on amazon too.
amazon cords
 
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Old 12-02-18, 05:41 AM
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I agree, I bought mine on Ebay.
A store bought one will also be waterproof where the wire connects to the plug.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely shy away building my own now.
 
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