Makes you wonder why it took so long for somebody to make one of these.
I also picked up a cyclone lid for a garbage can. It came with
instructions how to ground the PVC/ABS ducting...I kid you not. They
(Lee Valley) must know something......??
Every time I go to Lee Valley in London, I feel like a junky in an
When the bill came out higher than expected, I mentioned that I had come
to a lower figure when I was making up my shopping list on their website
catalogue... the cashier's comment, without missing a beat was: "You may
have accidentally been looking at the US pricing, sir..."
JUST the excuse I needed.......<G>
Completely missing the point that these cords are portable.
Building a deck? Convenient outlets all over the place.
Installing a kitchen with more than one person? Not an entanglement of
cords everywhere. Every man has a place to plug in his jigsaw, chopsaw,
Nobody in their right mind would confuse these with outlets in the
normal sense of the word.
Very narrow minded responses so far.
Playing in the band...
Bands have used cables like this to power the "backline" stage amps
since amps were invented. Before that, they were used to power music
stand lights for the orchestra or pit band.
The cable would also be great for Christmas displays, party lights
around the deck or boat, media tables at special events.
There's a decent amount of labor involved to make such a cable, a
commercial version will probably sell well.
Yeah, one of the guys in our band "overengineered" three sets of these
(we're a Big Band) and presented us with a materials bill for $90.
Music stand lights do not draw much current, but if we every decide to
put a welder on every stand, we're covered :)
I bought two of them about a year ago but I got the 12gage, 50 ft
Great for a temp work area setup with multiple tools at various
My only complaint is only single outlets (I wanted triples) & no
built-in GFI. :(
I was thinking about making a power cord to my psecs but this was close
enough to what I wanted to just buy it.
If used outdoors, the receptacle it is plugged into should be GFI. You
should not run GFI in series either so it could be a PITA in some cases. At
a new construction jobsite there may be no GFI though.
My SWMBO (rhymes with BMBO???????) okay, okay..I'll rephrase:
My dear beloved wife has, somehow, rigged an electronic dog-training
collar to my MasterCard. If I touch it when my heart-rate is above a
certain level, it closes a circuit which gives me a jolt that will make
me crap my drawers.
But I have a work-around. JUST before I make an impulse purchase, I whip
out a picture of Celine Dijon[sic] and that slows down my heart-rate.
I recon they're a great idea.
Have often wondered about making a set simular after seeing the way the
coloured party lights are screwed onto a lead.I wont have to wonder
anymore :) seeing that I can just buy 'em. Oh well another million
dollar idea down the chute.
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