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    Default How far can you run an extension cord ?

    How are you guys .
    lt would be really handy if l could run an extension cord 120 mtrs to run a circular saw from . lt's only one of the smaller saws . 1200 l think !
    ls that safe ?
    cheers.
    Jack

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    No
    Some People are like slinky's,
    They serve no purpose at all,
    but they put a smile on your face when you throw them down the stairs.

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    Way

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    Jack
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    but they put a smile on your face when you throw them down the stairs.

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    ass

    Sorry Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster
    How far can you run an extension cord ?
    Jack
    The length of the extension cord, actual distance depends on the cord you use.

    And it is not wise to join too many together.:eek:


    Peter.

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    Huh? If you can't run it that far; how the bloody hell do they light up the Mooon when it's full.:confused:






































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    It really depends on how fit it is.

    Cliff, don't you know that the moon has it's own generator?
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    voltage drop and current availability are the 2 issues, this can be tested by an electrician with a volt meter and amp meter


    If you use 30 amp cable you can run it safely for 50-60 meters and drag 15-20 amps continually
    but to make a cord this length is costly $100-$200 as you need special plugs to take the thickness

    I had 1 made 8 years ago for working in the building industry, the trouble now is you are only allowed to have an extension cord 30 meters long

    Phil

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    With 1200 Watts you'll be dragging 5 amps but you will loose voltage over the run and each connection so it may drop the performance down a bit. If it's only a one off use you may get away with it ok. I use a whipper snipper on two 30m leads with no hassles. If it's to a shed for long term see Cliffs thread.

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    I have on a couple of occasions had to run my concrete edging machine on 3 x 30m leads. it draws a lot of power and the decrease in performance of the machine is noticeable. I wont run it for long on 3 leads (would rather load the quote and hire a generator rather than risk the machinery)

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    ls that a ' no way Jack ' you silly prick type of serious answer by spontaneously combusting interconnected posting quads or what !
    Anyway thanks for the help guys - um l think . l have joined two or three leads myself a few times , no hassles but this would be for a few mths x a few hours a day on off type use as l need to cut . Spose another way if that's a no no is cut the timbers up at the house then take them down to fit but it would be much easier down there . l'm turning it into a cabin so l might be a while !
    Cheers
    Jack

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    If it's only 1200w that you need (plus an allowance for start-up loading), it may be worth buying an el cheapo GMC gen set...

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    Default Masterblaster

    New invention......Latest thing out..........Will solve your problem


    It's called....




























    A Hand Saw

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster
    ls that a ' no way Jack ' you silly prick type of serious answer by spontaneously combusting interconnected posting quads or what !
    No wonder you call yourself a Masterblaster. :mad: In one sentence you have a blast against four well respected members. :mad: :mad: :mad:

    You may not like the way they told you what to do but at least they know their extension cords.


    Peter.

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