• filter:
  • Text Only
  • Search this Topic »
Voting History
rated:
For the most part these will be overkill for normal households.  For others these cords are necessities.  If you own a home, farm or business that needs cords to run long distances or just to supply current to large motors this is what you need.  A lot of you have backup generators for bad weather. contractors that need them to run their saws (etc) family's with RV's, etc.  You all need heavier cords.  I've never seen anybody on here list any kind of deal for heavier cords like this before.  Usually all you see is someone listing 14 and 16 gauge indoor cords.  With that you get a lot of warnings from other members about the dangers they pose when used for high amperage motors and long distances.

I almost decided not to post this because of all the negative feedback that members give about YMMV deals (this might be my last one).  Far to much work when their not appreciated.  Looks like Slick2832  had enough and left.   I for one miss him.

Anyway here are 3 Utilitech 110 Volt 10 Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cords 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-25-ft-30-Amp-110-Volt-10-Gauge-Yellow-Outdoor-Extension-Cord/3203697    
Caution!  Looks like Lowes listed this one wrong  - NEW PRICE DROP   This is actually a 110 volt 4 wire   good catch CaedynsPapu   NEW PRICE DROP  1/20/2016
Oakland Park, FL 8 $22.49
Alexandria, VA 7 $22.49
Mesquite, TX 25 $22.49
Huntersville, NC 9 $22.49
West Winston, NC 3 $22.49
N.W. Indianapolis, IN 5 $22.49
Fairfax, VA 1 $22.49
Carlsbad, NM 2 $22.49
Clemson, SC 3 $22.49
Los Lunas, NM 3 $22.49
Graysville, AL 31 $22.49
Hannibal, MO 2 $22.49
Weslaco, TX 18 $22.49
Paragould, AR 1 $22.49
Vernal, UT 7 $22.49
Chester, NY 28 $22.49
London, KY 15 $22.49
Warren, PA 2 $22.49
Nicholasville, KY 4 $22.49
Henderson, KY 2 $22.49
Newberry, SC 10 $22.49
Sidney, OH 1 $22.49
E. Paducah, KY 2 $22.49
Springville, NY 1 $22.49
Hibbing, MN 14 $22.49
Dublin, CA 2 $22.49
Quincy, MA 1 $22.49
Waterford, CT 14 $22.49
W. Jefferson, NC 2 $22.49
Hialeah, FL 3 $22.49
Madison, GA 1 $22.49
Somerset, PA 4 $22.49
Union, NJ 1 $22.49
Marion, NC 5 $22.49
Farmingdale, NY 1 $22.49
Kimball, TN 1 $22.49
Sulphur, LA 1 $22.49
Bedford, IN 1 $22.49
S. Jackson, TN 4 $22.49
Palestine, TX 1 $22.49
E. Brunswick, NJ 6 $22.49
E. Ocala, FL 9 $22.49
N.E. Philadelphia, PA 5 $22.49
N. Dartmouth, MA 9 $22.49
Paris, TN 2 $22.49
FT. Payne, AL 12 $22.49
Kingsville, TX 16 $22.49
South Boston, VA 5 $22.49
Eastlake, CA 2 $22.49
St. Charles, IL 2 $22.49
Madison, IN 1 $22.49
Naperville, IL 4 $22.49
Bay Shore, NY 10 $22.49
W. Jacksonville, FL 11 $22.49
N.W. Staten Island, NY 5 $22.49
Deptford, NJ 4 $22.49
W. Windsor, NJ 3 $22.49
W. El Paso, TX 4 $22.49
Avon, IN 3 $22.49
W. Lancaster, PA 2 $22.49
Boynton Beach, FL 5 $22.49
Frisco, TX 5 $22.49
Bunker Hill, TX 1 $22.49
E. Chandler, AZ 2 $22.49

 Other stores varying prices  -  Keep checking they might drop too   
     
Utilitech 50-ft 20-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord    NEW PRICE DROP (look at last post $24.99 in 16 stores) 1/20/2016

New list at bottom of posts
     
Utilitech 100-ft 20-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord 
    ½ off plus whatever you can save with a coupon if available  (only two stores)
    Maplewood, MO    4        $74.99          
    Pico Rivera, CA     8        $74.99


 

Member Summary
Most Recent Posts
You're correct.

canoeguy1 (Jan. 09, 2017 @ 9:34a) |

Thanks OP
I am having my generator installed tomorrow and ended up getting good 2 of the 25' generator cords. (Both from... (more)

brianrhodesjunkmail (Jan. 13, 2017 @ 9:21p) |

Price  Drop  again          Utilitech 50-ft 20-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord  

This cord has just dr... (more)

wtjc (Jan. 20, 2017 @ 6:38p) |

Staff Summary
Thanks for visiting FatWallet.com. Join for free to remove this ad.

rated:
Only about 50% of the YMMV deals you post are available near me. Of those, probably 25% are actually something that I end up purchasing.

That isn't your fault. I personally appreciate the effort that you put into these. I frankly don't understand why other members have issues with your posts. It's a shame that other great-deal-posting members aren't as active as they once were.

Thanks again for your efforts, no matter if I am able to take advantage of them or not.

rated:
All at regular price for stores around me.

rated:
Thanks for posting this - even though it's regular price here.  I wait for the stupid good deals at Lowes and this would have been one of them.  

 

rated:
TowHead said:   Thanks for posting this - even though it's regular price here.  I wait for the stupid good deals at Lowes and this would have been one of them.  

 

  
Regular price for me too.  Nice price if you can find em.  

rated:
The Huntersville, NC store does show 10 of the 25' cords at $35.99 for anyone interested. Everywhere else around seems full price.

rated:
Fergus said:   The Huntersville, NC store does show 10 of the 25' cords at $35.99 for anyone interested. Everywhere else around seems full price.
  Tip:  Once Lowes goes into a true "clearance mode" on an item there will be wide differences in prices across the chain (not uniform).  The stores seem to have a lot of latitude on not only when to discount but how much.  Even stores within miles of each other can have widely different prices.  If it is an item you want and need keep an eye on it, can change again at any time.  One final thing even though they advertise their price match policy but they will not price match each other.  

rated:
Their regular prices are outrageous.  The 12/3 50' is $70 when I got the two pack of those from C0stco for $35 total.  I know Costc0 is membership only and some items are seasonal etc but still it would have cost me $140 had I bought them from Lowes instead. 

Costc0 item for the reference.

rated:
ach1199 said:   Their regular prices are outrageous.  The 12/3 50' is $70 when I got the two pack of those from C0stco for $35 total.  I know Costc0 is membership only and some items are seasonal etc but still it would have cost me $140 had I bought them from Lowes instead. 
  The costco price is nice as are the cables - I bought some the other week after chewing up my other one in the snowthrower!!

10 gauge does get 1900 watts across 100 feet tho - better for the Honda EU2000 if you want to go 100 ft.

 

rated:
I miss Slick's posts too!!!

rated:
evercl92 said:   Only about 50% of the YMMV deals you post are available near me. Of those, probably 25% are actually something that I end up purchasing.

That isn't your fault. I personally appreciate the effort that you put into these. I frankly don't understand why other members have issues with your posts. It's a shame that other great-deal-posting members aren't as active as they once were.

Thanks again for your efforts, no matter if I am able to take advantage of them or not.

  I too appreciate your efforts in posting these deals. To those who for whatever reason don't like them.....MOVE ON!

rated:
ach1199 said:   Their regular prices are outrageous.  The 12/3 50' is $70 when I got the two pack of those from C0stco for $35 total.  I know Costc0 is membership only and some items are seasonal etc but still it would have cost me $140 had I bought them from Lowes instead. 

Costc0 item for the reference.

  Confused?  Why are you comparing 12 gauge cable prices to 10 gauge cables?  Agreed that Costco 12/3 cables are excellent both price and quality wise.  Also agree that most all homeowners (etc) will never need anything heavier.  I use some 8 gauge cables for specific uses (talk about expensive)   Maybe this chart will help someone Extension Cord Length/Amperage/Size Chart 

Extension
cord
length
Amperage Required
0-2
amps
2-5
amps
5-7
amps
7-10
amps
10-12
amps
12-15
amps
16-20
amps
25 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge
50 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge
100 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
150 feet 16 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
200 feet 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
300 feet 14 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
400 feet 12 gauge 8 gauge
500 feet 12 gauge 8 gauge

     
Going too small causes heat - that in turn burns up things (motors, etc) or at the very least shortens their life.  At the worst you have a fire or risk of being electrocuted. 
 Just remember that mainly two things determine how heavy a cord you need.  It's length and the load placed on it  (heavier cables carry more current and longer cords carry less)

   
 Don’t go smaller than 16 gauge – Long extension cords smaller than 16 gauge with a load on them can heat up quickly (and possibly catch fire)

  Beware the “big cord” – Just because an extension cord is bigger in diameter than another doesn’t mean that it can handle more amperage (wire size and insulation are important). Some extension cords are made for heavy abuse and have more plastic on them to protect the wires inside. Always read the label before buying

  Buy quality  Some inexpensive extension cords are made with cheap components and are fire hazards. Buy from a store that specializes in hardware or electrical components. Sometimes that deal at the “dollar” store isn’t such a good deal

The above is just copied and pasted off internet site  -  general guidelines only   -  Other questions can easily be answered by doing internet searches (just don't always believe everything you hear or read)  check multiple sources

rated:
evercl92 said:   Only about 50% of the YMMV deals you post are available near me. Of those, probably 25% are actually something that I end up purchasing.

That isn't your fault. I personally appreciate the effort that you put into these. I frankly don't understand why other members have issues with your posts. It's a shame that other great-deal-posting members aren't as active as they once were.

Thanks again for your efforts, no matter if I am able to take advantage of them or not.

+1  Ditto.  I'm just sad that none of the store around me in FL or GA had the low price.  

rated:
wtjc said:   
ach1199 said:   Their regular prices are outrageous.  The 12/3 50' is $70 when I got the two pack of those from C0stco for $35 total.  I know Costc0 is membership only and some items are seasonal etc but still it would have cost me $140 had I bought them from Lowes instead. 

Costc0 item for the reference.

  Confused?  Why are you comparing 12 gauge cable prices to 10 gauge cables?  Agreed that Costco 12/3 cables are excellent both price and quality wise.  Also agree that most all homeowners (etc) will never need anything heavier.  I use some 8 gauge cables for specific uses (talk about expensive)   Maybe this chart will help someone Extension Cord Length/Amperage/Size Chart 


Extension
cord
length
Amperage Required
0-2
amps
2-5
amps
5-7
amps
7-10
amps
10-12
amps
12-15
amps
16-20
amps
25 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge
50 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge
100 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
150 feet 16 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
200 feet 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
300 feet 14 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
400 feet 12 gauge 8 gauge
500 feet 12 gauge 8 gauge

     
Going too small causes heat - that in turn burns up things (motors, etc) or at the very least shortens their life.  At the worst you have a fire or risk of being electrocuted. 
 Just remember that mainly two things determine how heavy a cord you need.  It's length and the load placed on it  (heavier cables carry more current and longer cords carry less)

   
 Don’t go smaller than 16 gauge – Long extension cords smaller than 16 gauge with a load on them can heat up quickly (and possibly catch fire)

  Beware the “big cord” – Just because an extension cord is bigger in diameter than another doesn’t mean that it can handle more amperage (wire size and insulation are important). Some extension cords are made for heavy abuse and have more plastic on them to protect the wires inside. Always read the label before buying

  Buy quality  Some inexpensive, some extension cords are made with cheap components and are fire hazards. Buy from a store that specializes in hardware or electrical components. Sometimes that deal at the “dollar” store isn’t such a good deal

The above is just copied and pasted off internet site  -  general guidelines only   -  Other questions can easily be answered by doing internet searches (just don't always believe everything you hear or read)  check multiple sources

 Not confused at all.  I compared L0wes 12/3 prices to Costc0's 12/3 prices.  Look up L0wes Item # 67439.

rated:
Yup, Lowes and HomeDepot Clearance varies from store to store. I think this is pretty much similar for retail stores cuz I have same experiences with Academy and WalMart stores.
Anyway, I do appreciate the heads-up but I normally do not go and chase this "wild rabbit" deal unless I need one.

rated:
one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).

rated:
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
  Tell that to my wife!

rated:
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
  
It's called Extension cord, if short one suffice you wouldn't need to extend.  LOL

Anyway, I prefer the long one.  It's multiple purpose and temp use.

rated:
wtjc said:   
ach1199 said:   Their regular prices are outrageous.  The 12/3 50' is $70 when I got the two pack of those from C0stco for $35 total.  I know Costc0 is membership only and some items are seasonal etc but still it would have cost me $140 had I bought them from Lowes instead. 

Costc0 item for the reference.

  Confused?  Why are you comparing 12 gauge cable prices to 10 gauge cables?  Agreed that Costco 12/3 cables are excellent both price and quality wise.  Also agree that most all homeowners (etc) will never need anything heavier.  I use some 8 gauge cables for specific uses (talk about expensive)   Maybe this chart will help someone Extension Cord Length/Amperage/Size Chart 


Extension
cord
length
Amperage Required
0-2
amps
2-5
amps
5-7
amps
7-10
amps
10-12
amps
12-15
amps
16-20
amps
25 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge
50 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge
100 feet 16 gauge 16 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
150 feet 16 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
200 feet 14 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
300 feet 14 gauge 10 gauge 8 gauge
400 feet 12 gauge 8 gauge
500 feet 12 gauge 8 gauge

     
Going too small causes heat - that in turn burns up things (motors, etc) or at the very least shortens their life.  At the worst you have a fire or risk of being electrocuted. 
 Just remember that mainly two things determine how heavy a cord you need.  It's length and the load placed on it  (heavier cables carry more current and longer cords carry less)

   
 Don’t go smaller than 16 gauge – Long extension cords smaller than 16 gauge with a load on them can heat up quickly (and possibly catch fire)

  Beware the “big cord” – Just because an extension cord is bigger in diameter than another doesn’t mean that it can handle more amperage (wire size and insulation are important). Some extension cords are made for heavy abuse and have more plastic on them to protect the wires inside. Always read the label before buying

  Buy quality  Some inexpensive, some extension cords are made with cheap components and are fire hazards. Buy from a store that specializes in hardware or electrical components. Sometimes that deal at the “dollar” store isn’t such a good deal

The above is just copied and pasted off internet site  -  general guidelines only   -  Other questions can easily be answered by doing internet searches (just don't always believe everything you hear or read)  check multiple sources

  Jesus I'm surprised I'm still alive....

rated:
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
  
I don't agree with that reason not to coil, though maybe mine is semi-tied to yours. Coiling an electrical cable and running current through it can cause a magnetic field to be created, which can have immediate negative effects on the items around it. As a tech years ago dealing with tube tvs, we always would "dog-bone" the power cable to prevent that, and coil the coax cable to the tv (dog-boning a coax cable is a big no-no too). 

In regards to the chart posted, none of your standard outlets in your house are run on 10guage, typically 12 or 14 (20 amp or 15 amp circuits). So if you put a 10 guage after that, it seems as if you would then strain the 12/14 leg of the run. I don't think that would really harm anything, but seems like an unnecessary upgrade. I know 10guage has it's place, but can't see why anyone would need it for use with standard 15/20 amp receptacles.

rated:
Slick might have done something like this:

Utilitech 25-ft 30-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord  (normal $89.87)
Item #68610  Model #UTG143925
Store State Quantity Price
FT. Payne  AL 13 $35.99
E. Chandler  AZ 3 $35.99
Aliso Viejo  CA 6 $71.98
Citrus Heights  CA 2 $35.99
Dublin  CA 2 $35.99
E. Stockton  CA 2 $35.99
Eastlake  CA 3 $35.99
Huntington Beach  CA 2 $35.99
La Habra  CA 3 $35.99
Mission Valley  CA 3 $53.98
N. Fontana  CA 2 $71.98
Puente Hills  CA 3 $35.99
San Dimas  CA 2 $35.99
Simi Valley  CA 1 $53.98
Sunnyvale  CA 1 $40.49
Upland  CA 2 $44.99
Waterford  CT 14 $35.99
Boynton Beach  FL 10 $35.99
Brooksville  FL 1 $62.98
E. Ocala  FL 9 $35.99
Hialeah  FL 8 $35.99
Lake Park  FL 14 $53.98
Oviedo  FL 3 $71.98
Palatka  FL 5 $44.98
Palm Coast  FL 1 $62.98
Pembroke Pines  FL 10 $71.98
Poinciana  FL 12 $44.99
Pompano Beach  FL 10 $80.97
S.W. Pensacola  FL 1 $35.99
Sunrise  FL 1 $35.99
W. Boca Raton  FL 17 $35.99
W. Jacksonville  FL 11 $35.99
Chamblee  GA 2 $58.48
Douglas  GA 1 $35.99
Madison  GA 1 $35.99
Lincolnwood  IL 1 $35.99
Lincolnwood  IL 1 $35.99
Naperville  IL 4 $35.99
St. Charles  IL 3 $35.99
Avon  IN 3 $35.99
Bedford  IN 4 $35.99
Madison  IN 1 $35.99
E. Wichita  KS 3 $35.98
Hutchinson  KS 1 $40.49
Hazard  KY 2 $35.99
Morehead  KY 3 $35.99
Crowley  LA 3 $67.48
Sulphur  LA 1 $35.99
Dedham  MA 2 $35.99
N. Dartmouth  MA 19 $35.99
Quincy  MA 1 $35.99
Hibbing  MN 16 $35.99
W. St. Paul  MN 4 $44.98
S. Kansas City  MO 2 $35.99
Waveland  MS 2 $62.98
Clinton  NC 1 $44.98
Marion  NC 7 $35.99
Roxboro  NC 1 $35.99
Surf City  NC 2 $53.98
W. Jefferson  NC 3 $35.99
Fargo  ND 2 $35.99
Fargo  ND 2 $35.99
Central Omaha  NE 3 $35.99
Deptford  NJ 5 $35.99
E. Brunswick  NJ 10 $35.99
E. Rutherford  NJ 1 $53.98
Jersey City  NJ 1 $62.98
Paterson  NJ 1 $58.48
Union  NJ 3 $35.99
W. Windsor  NJ 4 $35.99
W. Windsor  NJ 4 $35.99
Woodbridge  NJ 2 $35.99
Clovis  NM 1 $53.98
Bay Shore  NY 11 $35.99
Farmingdale  NY 1 $35.99
Garden City  NY 3 $53.98
N.W. Staten Island  NY 4 $35.99
Oswego  NY 1 $71.98
Potsdam  NY 1 $58.48
Athens  OH 1 $35.99
Claremore  OK 1 $53.98
Clackamas County  OR 3 $46.78
Bethlehem  PA 1 $53.98
N.E. Philadelphia  PA 5 $35.99
Quakertown  PA 6 $53.98
Somerset  PA 4 $35.99
W. Lancaster  PA 2 $35.99
Gaffney  SC 3 $53.98
Dyersburg  TN 1 $62.98
Kimball  TN 2 $35.99
Millington  TN 3 $35.99
Paris  TN 2 $35.99
S. Jackson  TN 4 $35.99
Union City  TN 2 $53.98
Bee Cave  TX 4 $35.99
Bunker Hill  TX 1 $35.99
C. Dallas  TX 3 $35.99
Central Austin  TX 1 $35.99
Frisco  TX 5 $35.99
Kingsville  TX 16 $35.99
Palestine  TX 3 $35.99
W. El Paso  TX 4 $35.99
Chantilly  VA 3 $35.99
Rocky Mount  VA 1 $53.98
South Boston  VA 5 $35.99
Fayetteville  WV 3 $67.48

Utilitech 50-ft 20-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord (normal $99.97)
Item #68598 Model #UTP711930
Store State Quantity Price
Wetumpka  AL 1 $39.99
Peoria  AZ 2 $59.98
Aliso Viejo  CA 1 $39.99
Anaheim  CA 3 $64.98
C. San Jose  CA 2 $79.98
Citrus Heights  CA 2 $49.98
E. Stockton  CA 3 $89.97
La Habra  CA 3 $59.98
Martell  CA 2 $79.98
Murrieta  CA 4 $39.99
N. Fontana  CA 1 $69.98
Puente Hills  CA 3 $79.98
Simi Valley  CA 1 $49.98
Sonora  CA 1 $79.98
Sunnyvale  CA 1 $89.97
W. Torrance  CA 2 $39.99
Waterford  CT 3 $39.99
Altamonte Springs  FL 9 $89.98
Apopka  FL 7 $89.98
Brooksville  FL 1 $79.98
Clermont  FL 5 $89.98
Deland  FL 11 $89.98
Deltona  FL 3 $89.98
Fern Park  FL 4 $89.98
Live Oak  FL 2 $59.98
Mt. Dora  FL 2 $89.98
N. Kissimmee  FL 2 $89.98
Naples  FL 1 $84.97
Orange City  FL 9 $89.98
Ormond Beach  FL 5 $89.98
Pembroke Pines  FL 1 $79.98
Pinellas Park  FL 2 $59.98
Poinciana  FL 5 $89.98
Port Orange  FL 7 $89.98
S. Orlando  FL 2 $89.98
S.E. Orlando  FL 7 $89.98
S.W. Orlando  FL 3 $89.98
S.W. Pensacola  FL 1 $79.98
Sanford  FL 2 $89.98
Sunrise  FL 1 $79.98
W. Orlando  FL 1 $89.98
Waterford Lake  FL 2 $89.98
Winter Garden  FL 2 $35.99
Americus  GA 1 $69.98
Chamblee  GA 2 $59.98
Iwilei - Honolulu  HI 5 $76.97
Arlington Heights  IL 1 $64.98
Bolingbrook  IL 2 $39.99
Carol Stream  IL 2 $39.99
Granite City  IL 2 $59.98
Wicker Park  IL 2 $39.99
Bluffton  IN 1 $79.98
Madison  IN 3 $69.98
Bardstown  KY 1 $79.98
Maysville  KY 2 $59.98
Nicholasville  KY 12 $39.99
Abbeville  LA 1 $39.99
Pineville  LA 1 $79.98
N. Dartmouth  MA 1 $59.98
Wareham  MA 3 $64.98
Bowie  MD 3 $39.99
Oakland  MD 1 $59.98
S. Clinton Township  MI 4 $69.98
Hibbing  MN 2 $39.99
Hannibal  MO 3 $59.98
Monett  MO 1 $64.98
Neosho  MO 1 $64.98
Central Charlotte  NC 1 $69.98
Laurinburg  NC 1 $39.99
Marion  NC 4 $59.98
Roxboro  NC 8 $39.99
Troutman  NC 4 $59.98
West Winston  NC 1 $59.98
Fargo  ND 1 $49.98
Bayonne  NJ 1 $69.98
Jersey City  NJ 1 $39.99
Union  NJ 3 $39.99
W. Windsor  NJ 2 $59.98
Woodbridge  NJ 1 $44.99
Alamogordo  NM 1 $39.99
Carlsbad  NM 4 $89.97
Las Vegas  NV 1 $39.99
Bay Shore  NY 1 $59.98
Chester  NY 12 $39.99
Commack  NY 2 $59.98
Hornell  NY 2 $59.98
N.W. Staten Island  NY 1 $69.98
Ogdensburg  NY 3 $39.99
Potsdam  NY 4 $59.98
Riverhead - South  NY 4 $79.98
Upper West Side  NY 2 $39.99
Webster  NY 1 $64.98
Athens  OH 1 $79.98
Hillsboro  OH 1 $59.98
Mason  OH 2 $39.99
Durant  OK 2 $69.98
Bethlehem  PA 1 $39.99
Lock Haven  PA 1 $79.98
N.E. Philadelphia  PA 3 $59.98
Quakertown  PA 3 $39.99
Gaffney  SC 2 $59.98
Dickson  TN 2 $79.98
Dyersburg  TN 1 $84.97
E. Knoxville  TN 2 $79.98
Jefferson City  TN 2 $79.98
Mcminnville  TN 1 $59.98
Milan  TN 3 $59.98
Paris  TN 1 $64.98
Shelbyville  TN 2 $44.99
Union City  TN 1 $39.99
Brenham  TX 3 $59.98
C. Dallas  TX 1 $84.97
Central Austin  TX 2 $59.98
Frisco  TX 2 $64.98
Longview  TX 2 $79.98
Marble Falls  TX 2 $39.99
Marshall  TX 3 $69.98
Mt. Pleasant  TX 4 $59.98
N. Dallas  TX 1 $69.98
W. El Paso  TX 1 $84.97
W. Spring  TX 2 $79.98
Weslaco  TX 2 $39.99
Alexandria  VA 1 $64.98
Bedford  VA 2 $59.98
Bluefield  VA 1 $39.99
Fairfax  VA 1 $59.98
Franklin  VA 5 $39.99
Pulaski County  VA 1 $39.99
Rocky Mount  VA 5 $39.99
Tappahannock  VA 2 $59.98

Utilitech 100-ft 20-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord (normal $149.97)
Item #67702 Model #UTP711935
Store State Quantity Price
Pico Rivera CA 8 $74.99
Maplewood MO 4 $74.99

It was a very snowy day.

rated:

rated:
Thanks OP!

I found two of the 50' Cords @ $39.99 in a store in Manhattan.
I used a $15 off $50 coupon so the pair cost just over $70 including tax. Very nice.

I have an extra $15 of $50 coupon for someone who can use it, but use it soon, it expires - Jan. 8, 2017.

470004564362005

 

rated:
MeIsCheap said:   
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
  
I don't agree with that reason not to coil, though maybe mine is semi-tied to yours. Coiling an electrical cable and running current through it can cause a magnetic field to be created, which can have immediate negative effects on the items around it. As a tech years ago dealing with tube tvs, we always would "dog-bone" the power cable to prevent that, and coil the coax cable to the tv (dog-boning a coax cable is a big no-no too). 

In regards to the chart posted, none of your standard outlets in your house are run on 10guage, typically 12 or 14 (20 amp or 15 amp circuits). So if you put a 10 guage after that, it seems as if you would then strain the 12/14 leg of the run. I don't think that would really harm anything, but seems like an unnecessary upgrade. I know 10guage has it's place, but can't see why anyone would need it for use with standard 15/20 amp receptacles.

  I'm going to have to reply to your post:  First I'm not an electrician or electrical engineer.  But - and I get into trouble for making analogies all the time bujt here goes.  I don't care whether its electricity, water or air but moving them over longer distances have a lot of similarities.  In moving liquids and air in pipes its called resistance in electricity the terminology is different (and I know electricity and water don't mix). but larger size wire and better insulation result in less loss from end to end.  In other words what goes into one end can be much closer to what comes out the other end.  Agreed that most of your house wiring is only 12 or 14 gauge wiring.  When adding a long run of extension cord with ;oversize wire (bigger than source) gives you substantially more useable energy at the far end (because of what I call friction loss (wrong terminology I know). Again that applies to power run, air duct run, water, etc. regardless of the size of the source.    At my house (acreage) I have a 1" water meter and I ran 2" pipe clear to the back of the property.  Why because it gives me a lot more water than if I would have run 1" all the way.

Ar far as coiling wire he was correct but on re-reading I might have prefaced it with "For maximum efficiency".  For running a small load it doesn't really matter but for large loads it does and that all goes back to how heating affects wire efficiency.   Your main power runs in the streets usually run in ducts (pipe).  The ducts are usually oversize (meaning they could hold more wires) but the real reason they are oversize is to cut down on heating.  High voltage power lines are often encased in concrete.  Everyone even a lot of electricians think its only because of safety when it fact its there just as much for cooling if not more).  I know I'm going to get a lot of flack for that statement (but what else is new).  There are codes that require concrete when you bury shallow electrical runs (that is strictly for safety)   
Again, especially when it comes to safety don't always just accept what you read or someone says as fact.  I'm not an expert - and I've learned a lot things the hard way.   Do your own checking.  I do remember at least one time before that I was wrong.

Getting way off topic  -  my post was just to give you a good useful product (even if it is YMMV) at what I thought was an excellent price.  Not for everybody - but for many.  

 

rated:
eandtee said:   
I have an extra $15 of $50 coupon for someone who can use it, but use it soon, it expires - Jan. 8, 2017.

470004564362005

 

  Used the code - Thanks!!

rated:
CaedynsPapu said:   Just noticed that the Utilitech 25-ft 30-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord (normal $89.87)Item #68610 Model #UTG143925 is actually a generator cord with the round plugs.
 Good point! The description as "110-Volt" is incorrect, as well as the same in the "specifications", given the pictures of the cord showing it to be 10/4 with NEMA L14-30P plug and socket ends.  It is indeed a generator cord for extending 220V output 25 feet.  Typical Lowe's website craftmanship!

rated:
CaedynsPapu said:   Just noticed that the Utilitech 25-ft 30-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord (normal $89.87)Item #68610 Model #UTG143925 is actually a generator cord with the round plugs.
Thanks. I had almost bought it. 
 

rated:
great price

rated:
UkeDoggie said:   
CaedynsPapu said:   Just noticed that the Utilitech 25-ft 30-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord (normal $89.87)Item #68610 Model #UTG143925 is actually a generator cord with the round plugs.
 Good point! The description as "110-Volt" is incorrect, as well as the same in the "specifications", given the pictures of the cord showing it to be 10/4 with NEMA L14-30P plug and socket ends.  It is indeed a generator cord for extending 220V output 25 feet.  Typical Lowe's website craftmanship!

  Now it makes more sense. 10-guage cable for 25 ft lengths makes no sense in the context of running 120V power tools.

rated:
Thanks, WTJC & UkeDoggie. Got the last one in Boise, MD. That is a great deal.

You can't really pay attention to grading, there are always people that behave inappropriately.

Would be nice to figure out how people pull data from across the country, I can't imagine them doing it six stores at a time...

rated:
I'd like to know how UkeDoggie did it too.

rated:
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
 
Worse, it can actually destroy the cord.  I needed an extension cord, the only thing heavy enough I had was on a spool and I didn't unwind all the spool as the cord would have been in the way.  Oops--while it didn't short out the outer jacket was destroyed where it was on the spool.

rated:
Weird! I found one of the 50 footers in town. $39.99, was $59.98. However, the other stores in town are $99.97. Prior markdown, perhaps?

rated:
LorenPechtel said:   Weird! I found one of the 50 footers in town. $39.99, was $59.98. However, the other stores in town are $99.97. Prior markdown, perhaps?
  With Lowes who knows  -  side by side stores  -  different prices  -  typical Lowes.   As with all things Lowes    YMMV

Thanks for the example of what can happen when misusing extension cords.  

rated:
FYI: I just got back from trying to get the one 50' cord in Las Vegas, NV. Nope, the computer still says there is one but there's no slot on the shelf, no signs of the cord and the guy who was helping me concluded that it was probably one of the ones they used during Christmas.

rated:
LorenPechtel said:   
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
 
Worse, it can actually destroy the cord.  I needed an extension cord, the only thing heavy enough I had was on a spool and I didn't unwind all the spool as the cord would have been in the way.  Oops--while it didn't short out the outer jacket was destroyed where it was on the spool.

  Has absolutely nothing to do with inductance. It's simply resistance. If you put a lot of current through a thin wire (which has high resistance), you get a big voltage drop, and the resulting energy is turned into heat (think: lightbulb filament).

If you know coil the wire, you do two bad things:
1) You're insulating the wire inside the spool, so the heat that the wire produced can't go anywhere. So, it cooks the wire
2) The entire wire is essentially a big heating coil, where each coil heats up the ones next to it. There is nowhere for the heat to go, since the surface area exposed to the air is far less than if the wire was laid out flat. So, the coil heats up more and more.

This is why the INSIDE of the spool is destroyed first.

If you want to visualize this, think of the red-hot heating elements inside a forced-air electric heater. Now take away the fan, and squish all the coils together. What happens?

Reason (1) is also the reason why you should NEVER run an appliance cord under a rug. A 16-ga cord can carry 15A, but only in open air! Put it in an enclosed space, and it overheats. Which is why the cables inside your wall are spec'd at 14 ga for a 15A breaker. Even then, you are not allowed to run a bunch of them side by side in conduit since they will heat each other. You need to use even heavier guages if you do that.

rated:
canoeguy1 said:   
LorenPechtel said:   
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
 
Worse, it can actually destroy the cord.  I needed an extension cord, the only thing heavy enough I had was on a spool and I didn't unwind all the spool as the cord would have been in the way.  Oops--while it didn't short out the outer jacket was destroyed where it was on the spool.

  Has absolutely nothing to do with inductance. It's simply resistance. If you put a lot of current through a thin wire (which has high resistance), you get a big voltage drop, and the resulting energy is turned into heat (think: lightbulb filament).

If you know coil the wire, you do two bad things:
1) You're insulating the wire inside the spool, so the heat that the wire produced can't go anywhere. So, it cooks the wire
2) The entire wire is essentially a big heating coil, where each coil heats up the ones next to it. There is nowhere for the heat to go, since the surface area exposed to the air is far less than if the wire was laid out flat. So, the coil heats up more and more.

This is why the INSIDE of the spool is destroyed first.

If you want to visualize this, think of the red-hot heating elements inside a forced-air electric heater. Now take away the fan, and squish all the coils together. What happens?

Reason (1) is also the reason why you should NEVER run an appliance cord under a rug. A 16-ga cord can carry 15A, but only in open air! Put it in an enclosed space, and it overheats. Which is why the cables inside your wall are spec'd at 14 ga for a 15A breaker. Even then, you are not allowed to run a bunch of them side by side in conduit since they will heat each other. You need to use even heavier guages if you do that.

  
I didn't mean to imply it was inductance that did the dirt.  I knew it was simple heat.

Besides, how much effect would there be from a coil of wire in the first place?  Remember, this is a power cord--bidirectional.  Wouldn't the current flowing the other way cancel out the effects and thus give an inductance about the same as just laying straight?

rated:
LorenPechtel said:   
canoeguy1 said:   
LorenPechtel said:   
javaman2003 said:   one more thing, never buy longer wire if shorter one will suffice. Coiling the cords and using it will heat up the wires due to inductance. So, you are supposed to always use the wires while they are straight( at least make sure that the wires are not in nice coil).
 
Worse, it can actually destroy the cord.  I needed an extension cord, the only thing heavy enough I had was on a spool and I didn't unwind all the spool as the cord would have been in the way.  Oops--while it didn't short out the outer jacket was destroyed where it was on the spool.

  Has absolutely nothing to do with inductance. It's simply resistance. If you put a lot of current through a thin wire (which has high resistance), you get a big voltage drop, and the resulting energy is turned into heat (think: lightbulb filament).

If you know coil the wire, you do two bad things:
1) You're insulating the wire inside the spool, so the heat that the wire produced can't go anywhere. So, it cooks the wire
2) The entire wire is essentially a big heating coil, where each coil heats up the ones next to it. There is nowhere for the heat to go, since the surface area exposed to the air is far less than if the wire was laid out flat. So, the coil heats up more and more.

This is why the INSIDE of the spool is destroyed first.

If you want to visualize this, think of the red-hot heating elements inside a forced-air electric heater. Now take away the fan, and squish all the coils together. What happens?

Reason (1) is also the reason why you should NEVER run an appliance cord under a rug. A 16-ga cord can carry 15A, but only in open air! Put it in an enclosed space, and it overheats. Which is why the cables inside your wall are spec'd at 14 ga for a 15A breaker. Even then, you are not allowed to run a bunch of them side by side in conduit since they will heat each other. You need to use even heavier guages if you do that.

  
I didn't mean to imply it was inductance that did the dirt.  I knew it was simple heat.

Besides, how much effect would there be from a coil of wire in the first place?  Remember, this is a power cord--bidirectional.  Wouldn't the current flowing the other way cancel out the effects and thus give an inductance about the same as just laying straight?

  You're correct.

rated:
Thanks OP
I am having my generator installed tomorrow and ended up getting good 2 of the 25' generator cords. (Both from Dedham MA, none left now.)

Skipping 1 Messages...
rated:
Price  Drop  again          Utilitech 50-ft 20-Amp 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord  

This cord has just dropped down in price - Only in the following stores   $24.99 (at least for now)

Winter Garden, FL            2             $22.49  
Weslaco, TX                     2             $24.99  
Wetumpka, AL                 1             $24.99  
Franklin, VA                     4             $24.99  
Chester, NY                    12            $24.99  
Nicholasville, KY              3             $24.99  
Pulaski County, VA          1             $24.99  
Ogdensburg, NY              3             $24.99  
Rocky Mount, VA             5             $24.99  
Roxboro, NC                    1             $24.99  
Bluefield, VA                    1             $24.99  
Union, NJ                        1             $24.99  
Aliso Viejo, CA                2             $24.99  
Bethlehem, PA                1             $24.99  
Quakertown, PA             3             $24.99  
Murrieta, CA                   4             $24.99   

I would expect that a lot of these are inventory errors.  If not, the probable reason that they haven't sold yet is that the cords still show their old price (people don't realize how cheap they are). This is pretty common in my experience.    

    -  This is really a bargain especially if using a 15 off 50 coupon

Good Luck
 

  • Quick Reply:  Have something quick to contribute? Just reply below and you're done! hide Quick Reply
     
    Click here for full-featured reply.


Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.

Thanks for visiting FatWallet.com. Join for free to remove this ad.

While FatWallet makes every effort to post correct information, offers are subject to change without notice.
Some exclusions may apply based upon merchant policies.
© 1999-2017