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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2002, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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What do you do when all your regular extension cords are melting because of the large current draw of millions of little christmas lights? Well, if your an electrician, metal fabricator, and general master of overkill, you build the UBER CORD!!!





It all starts on my power panel where I added a custom GFCI protected Hubbell 50 amp 4 pole outlet in weather proof NEMA 3 enclosure. Then comes the UBER CORD! Male end is a matching Hubbell 50 amp 4 pole connector. The actual cord is a 6/4 SOOW cable that is 135 feet in length. The female end is a NEMA 3, rain tight key locked enclosure with 16 20 amp Leviton Industrial recepticals. 8 on one 50 amp circuit, 8 on the other.

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[img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] mega industrial strength [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] gotta love that
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It all starts on my power panel where I added a custom GFCI protected Hubbell 50 amp 4 pole outlet in weather proof NEMA 3 enclosure. Then comes the UBER CORD! Male end is a matching Hubbell 50 amp 4 pole connector. The actual cord is a 6/4 SOOW cable that is 135 feet in length. The female end is a NEMA 3, rain tight key locked enclosure with 16 20 amp Leviton Industrial recepticals. 8 on one 50 amp circuit, 8 on the other.


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So what your saying is the ORC main page doesn't need an article on how to make a cord to power a small country? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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no....

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Well, in case your wondering, I have a reputation on here for being the master of overkill... I think it all started with my truck, then the Uber Hitch, now the Uber Cord, and currently under construction the Uber Bumpers and Sliders [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]. Anyway, I'm a firm believer in over engineering something 500% [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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It's an overkill version of the one I made when we built our house.

It had 150' of 2 gauge 3 conductor (plus ground). I can't remember if I used UF cable or just the ultraviolet protected stuff. I'm pretty sure I used the "under foot" kind. It had one 100 amp main breaker, four 20 amp breakers, and four 15 amp breakers. The 20 amp breakers connected to 20 amp receptacles and the 15 amp breakers hooked to GFCI receptacles.
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why would you ever need anything like that?

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Steal power from our old house to run to our new house while we built it. We used it for about 9 months until we were ready for Consumers Energy to come and put a new service in.
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Oh so now you want to compare temp. power systems for building houses? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I can take pics of that too...

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