Electrical Cord

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong newsgroup, but everyone here seems so knowledgeable, that I thought I would give it a try.
I mounted a 15" LCD TV on a wall, and in order to make it look neat, I need a 7' electrical cord, not the 6' that I got with the TV.
I cannot find a 7' cord, so here are my options:
1. Cut a 12' cord to size
2. Use a 12' cord, and wrap the extra 5' around the back of the TV, which cannot be seen, so that it looks neat.
I would like to do No. 2, but am wondering if this is safe? My feeling it that it would be safer than cutting a cord to size.
Appreciate your help everyone.
Thanks.
Kate
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Andy writes:
#2 is perfectly safe.
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Andy wrote:

Thank you so much!
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Corinne wrote:

3 - have an electrician move the outlet closer to the tv? There is probably nothing wrong with #2, but you will probably grow tired of looking at 7 feet of exposed (?) cord
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Why not make a custom cord of 1 ft length and add it to your existing 6 ft. cord (with proper plugs and sockets). Just a guess, but you woud need 16-3 cable and a grounded plug and socket that could be attached.
Or you could buy an air conditioner extension cord. These are made in lengths as low as 3 ft. A particularly well stocked hardware store may have 1 foot pre-made extension cords. Contractors use these on construction sites.
Short cords can also be found at computer equipment stores. They use them to get the wall wart transformers off of the closely spaced outlet strips.
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Beachcomber wrote:

Thanks for the tips.
I did try two computer stores and no luck with a 7' cord.
I think the 12' cord will work, as I just purchased some cord channels which will make it blend in quite nicely. I also got the elbows to really tidy it up.
It is a weird project, as this TV is in my master bathroom, and to run another electrical outlet, according to the electrician, is too costly. He is the one who suggested using cord channels to hide the cord.
Kate
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Corinne wrote:

Don't know what you mean by wrapping it around, but I would rather fold it several times and hold it with a tape, a rubber band or other. But to answer you question, of course it is safe and cheaper than cutting a 12 foot cord and adding a plug. Cutting a cord to size is not unsafe, if you add a proper plug.
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George E. Cawthon wrote:

Thank you so much George.
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