Replacement plug in for outdoor extension cord


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Old 03-30-14, 04:27 PM
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Wink Replacement plug in for outdoor extension cord

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I have a heavy duty extension cord, 100', that has a triple female end and one of the plugs has stopped working. So, I want to replace it with an aftermarket triple plug end, but try as I may, I cannot find one. Does anyone know of a triple end replacement end?
 
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Old 03-30-14, 05:16 PM
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One of the receptacles has stopped working?

Since you say this is an outdoor rated cord, have you considered replacing the female end with a 2-gang weatherproof box with two WR duplex receptacles in it and an in-use cover?
 
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Old 03-31-14, 05:43 PM
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Even if you do find one, don't waste your time and money on it.
Get a fantail and a regular end.
YELLOW JACKET 2 ft. 12/3 STW Extension Cord with 3 Outlet Lighted Power Block - Yellow-2882 at The Home Depot

(FYI, mind is friggin' blown at how much cheaper things are in the U.S.!)
 
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Old 04-01-14, 07:36 PM
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Those fantails are handier than beer in a can. Their only drawback is that they have no weather protection at all. They are therefore useless outdoors.
 
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Cut the cord add a new HD female connector and use the cord Mr. awesome suggested.
 
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Old 04-02-14, 08:58 AM
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I'm not much a fan of the fantails, I' d rather use a 2 gang box with a gfci and a duplex. The fantail receptacles wear out too quickly it seems.
 
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Old 04-02-14, 08:58 AM
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The OP is looking for a repair for a damaged outdoor extension cord. The cord Mr. Awesome suggested is not rated for outdoor use, AFAIK.
 
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Old 04-02-14, 05:43 PM
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This one is...
Defiant 2 ft. In-Line GFCI Cord-30338213 at The Home Depot

Compare that to the cost of a 4x4 box, 2 device taylor cover, GFCI, duplex receptacle (or more likely a decora receptacle so you dont need a special order taylor cover), cabtire connector, 2 ft of cabtire, and a male plug end.
 
 

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