Electrical Yard Equipment

We have a weed eater and leaf blower -- electrical. Last year I bought new extension cords that are made for out door equipment. They aren't old -- but the socket part no longer fits with the cords on the equipment. It is too loose ... and the user spends all his time re- plugging them. I don't know if buying new cords would solve the problem -- I got these at Walmart. Does anyone have any experience with this type problem? Is there a piece that I could buy to go between the equipment plug and the extension cord? Since its happening on more than one piece of equipment I think the problem is the extension cord. They cost a lot and I don't want to waste money. Thanks.
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Loop 1 wire over the other ( like you start tying a knot) then put the plugs together. This will take the strain off the joint. You could also bend the male plugs out a little bit so they go in with more effort and this will keep them in. WW
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Try either of the methods pictured here. The second method is more common and doesn't use up near as much cord.
http://lifehacker.com/5833990/knot-your-extension-cords-like-a-carpenter-to-avoid-unwanted-unplugging
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Cut the cheap receptacle off and buy a good one.
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Two solutions. The best way is to tie the two cords together like a knot. Next is to squeeze the two prongs slightly to add a little tension.
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On 5/1/2012 2:36 PM, Dottie wrote:

Put an L5-20P on the weed eater cord and an L5-20R on the end of the extension cord.
Throw the leaf blower in the trash and get a rake.
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