There are all sorts of outdoor extension cords for sale at hardware
stores but you can always make your own by using a high quality cord
body that has a rubber boot. You can purchase a 25' outdoor cord and
cut a piece off that has the male plug on it and install your own plug
body on the other end. You can take any good cord body and fill the
cavity where the wires are connected with RTV silicone after making the
connections and use silicone dielectric grease on the end where you plug
in your pump cord. You can also switch out the plug on the pump and use
a matching waterproof cord body on your new extension cord. ^_^
On 2/23/2013 7:09 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If it's in a wet area I will always put silicone dielectric grease in
the plug body to keep corrosion at bay. I used to have a large tube of
the 3M brand I got from the electrical supply house but small tubes are
available from any auto parts store sold as spark plug boot grease or
trailer connector protective grease. ^_^
They used to make short, heavy duty cords for window air conditioners.
Should do the job for you.
Christopher A. Young
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I need a short 24 to 36" extension cord for my submergible sump pump,what
should i be looking for,an appliance grade cord or what? thanks
It depends on what kind of pump you have.
If that cord is going to be submerged, I would contact the manufacturer
of the pump and see if they have the cord available as a part.
If not, you stand to get a serious shock from touching the wet cord
going to that pump.
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