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Posted: 12/30/19 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My power cord is essentially out all the time lying on the ground.

Is it advisable to do anything to protect the rubber sheath?

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Posted: 12/30/19 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope!


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Posted: 12/30/19 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 12/30/19 04:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine is 15 years old including 3 years in S.E. Ga sun (Harsh) ... No issues.

Now you may need to protect it from the lawn mower.


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Posted: 12/30/19 04:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would wipe it down occaisonally to remove dirty and other contaminantes. Something like Armorall will help somewhat.


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Posted: 12/30/19 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your feeling like you have free time and want to mess around with something... Wipe it down with coat of 303 protectant. If not, don't worry


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Posted: 12/30/19 06:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 12/30/19 06:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wipe our 18 year old 50 amp power cord down with 303 periodically, partly because it helps keep dirt from sticking to it. That makes stowing it during moves a little less messy.


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Posted: 12/30/19 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Being fulltime, our 50 amp cord has laid out for 16 years, 365, 24/7. No problem!

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Posted: 12/30/19 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The rubber covering is not rubber. It is a special weatherproof compound design to be used outdoors.


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