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Do it yourself extension cord repair

how to fix an extention cord that has been damaged by who knows what


close up splice jobWe've had good luck just leaving these low grade extension cords out year round...that is until this year when one of the deer deterrents kept tripping a breaker when it rained.

A visual inspection will usually show you where the damaged spot is. I think this one may have been at the wrong end of a shovel or fence post.



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This is my favorite thing about the farm/homestead lifestyle, the interest in repairing things instead of throwing them away and buying new.

It's a bit trickier, but did you consider doing an in-line splice? I've found that splicing cords that way is much neater and allows you to lie the cord flat.

Comment by Edward - Entry Level Dilemma Fri Feb 25 16:58:38 2011
We're not very nice to our extension cords, so it makes sense to give the splices a bit more structural integrity by doubling them up the way Mark did in his repair. Granted, they might ride up and risk getting gnawed by the lawn mower, but at least I won't yank the splice apart when wrestling the cord to a new location.
Comment by anna Fri Feb 25 20:47:03 2011