Why can't I find a polarized replacement plug.

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CRNG wrote:

Hi, ++1, splice by proper knotting or solddering use heat shrink tube and tape the up and one more layer of rubber water proof tape, This is Mil-spec.
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And will NOT work in a cord retractor
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On 2/23/2015 9:10 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

But you're not doing this in the middle of the cord, you're doing it just a few inches from the end. The part that is spliced is not going to even be on the reel inside,
Personally I'd just use a good quality 2 prong polarized plug. But now it's turned into something else, "why are the replacement plugs larger than a molded on plug?"
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wrote:

That could not be the answer. Did you not read the rest of the post?
Here is the fourth paragraph:
Why can't you get polarized plugs like plugs 1 and 3 in this picture, or just a trifle thicker if necesssary? http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server1700/0hnz9jf/products/75/images/370/plugs-2prong-nonpolarized-1__63425.1409980050.1280.1280.jpg?c=2
Plugs 1 and 3 have screw terminals. Why can't you get a polarized plug like them, or a little thicker if the length/width of the wide prong is a little too long for the current size?
Even the one first recommended (Amazon.com product link shortened)24405497&sr=8-4&keywords=2-prong+polarized+plug is much bigger than plugs 1 and 3.

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On 2/23/2015 8:55 AM, micky wrote:

If you measure the largest dimension, you'll find that it's about the sale as this one: <http://www.mcmaster.com/#6755k71 .
Those older style plugs had issues, but you can still find them, i.e. <http://www.grandbrass.com/ShowItem.cfm?ItemNumber=PLGB01BR . Again, look at the diameter. That one is 1.25" wide, about the same as <http://www.mcmaster.com/#6755k71 . It looks smaller because the diameter at the cord entry is much smaller because it lacks the good strain relief system.
You'll never get a screw terminal plug much less than 1.25" in the widest dimension, only a molded plug will let you get narrower.
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The first one is the correct way to fix the vacuum cleaner. Anything else is a patch, not a repair. The reason the small screw type polarized plugs are so hard to find is you can't get proper strain relief in the small cheap plug. The proper replacement cord costs less than even a crappy polarized replacement plug
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On 02/19/2015 07:08 PM, Marilyn & Bob wrote:

If you can't find a replacement plug at Amazon, they prolly ain't available.
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On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:12:40 AM UTC-6, Ben Dover wrote:

ner has a rubber coated round cord with insulation and a black (hot) and wh ite (neutral) wire inside the cord. So it needs an ungrounded two prong PO LARIZED plug where the wires attach via screw terminals. Plenty of unpolar ized plugs with screw terminals as well as polarized two prong "quick attac h" plugs that can attach to flat lamp cord, but nothing for this very commo n use. Any ideas why this is the case? Or better than that, where I can f ind what I am looking for?

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