Need new hook up lead. (1 Viewer)

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Any recommendations/good deals around at the minute.

One that doesn't kink, a good length and on a reel.
 
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not long enough
Why on a reel?

I would get one with decent glanded connections not just rubber sleeves
 
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thebriars

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Caroline, I've got a brand new 25m cable still in its bag and sealed, no reel however. I'm quite close to you, you can have it for a tenner. It has a price tag of £30 on the bag. You can get reels from Ebay for £9:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Streetwize-LWACC38-Cable-Reel-25-M-Black/5022781802?iid=163524294408

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this sort of thing, just edited an auto correct, I meant glanded the screw type cable entry points

I bought a 5 / 10 and 15m from this seller all in blue, good for very cold weather
 
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That sounds good, is it one of those that twists and kinks, what colour is the cable. I have one of those, its like pulling apart thick wire.
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You won't get kinks and twists if you coil it like a yachtsman coils ropes, giving it a slight twist as you lay each coil into your hand instead of any other (twist-inducing) method, e.g. by winding it up between your hand and your elbow.
 

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That sounds good, is it one of those that twists and kinks, what colour is the cable. I have one of those, its like pulling apart thick wire.

Its a heavy duty one in orange. As has been said above its all about the way its wound up and uncoiled. I live just in Co Durham. If you are interested pm me.
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thebriars

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In reply to the comments above:
Blander control is still good for an old gibber, usually manage all night without having to go.
I can say in all honesty, that in the years this cable has sat on a shelf in my garage its never kinked once.


sorry :mask:

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Tip:
You won't get kinks and twists if you coil it like a yachtsman coils ropes, giving it a slight twist as you lay each coil into your hand instead of any other (twist-inducing) method, e.g. by winding it up between your hand and your elbow.
There is a method of coiling which GUARANTEES it won't kink or twist and is very easy but too difficult to explain.
You coil each loop on the opposite side to the last loop.
Try googling.
 

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I use a blue one. had it for many years after buying a reel of blue cable at a car boot sale. (Hence why I've an unused orange one for sale!) Never once had a comment about it in this country or the many other countries I've visited. Given that the blue cable is designated for 240v outside use in all weathers how could they complain? After all the same colour coding is used for the connecting plugs and sockets.
 
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Got blue artic cable 50m and 4 plugs (2+ & 2- ) from my local diy dept and made up two leads, one 30mtr and one 20mtr

Gives me a few options on sites....

I had an orange one but found it too heavy to wind up and it does kink....
 

pappajohn

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I use a blue one. had it for many years after buying a reel of blue cable at a car boot sale. (Hence why I've an unused orange one for sale!) Never once had a comment about it in this country or the many other countries I've visited. Given that the blue cable is designated for 240v outside use in all weathers how could they complain? After all the same colour coding is used for the connecting plugs and sockets.
Only repeating what's been posted on Fun over the years.
Never used anything but orange myself but do have blue leads for home extension use.

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Made my own. Blue (flame him:D) one 15m one 10m. Had no issues as yet. If you coil it by hand correctly it won’t kink. Pet hate of mine is kinked cables.
 
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CazPaul
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So, how do you remember which end you last wound from? :)


Ah thats easy,you write it down in a book along with everything else you have to remember, eventually you fill one book and go onto the second book, we are on are ninth.
We go away for the weekend but it takes us a fortnight to read the books to remember what to do. Its all in the planning.
 

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So, how do you remember which end you last wound from? :)
You put a rubber band on the plug you wound from!
However, as said, if you wind it up correctly (eg over and under method) it doesn't kink even if you do it from the same end every time.

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I always unplug mine at both ends before coiling it, I never had kinks (y)(y)(y)
 
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Chopped both my cables in half because coiling them properly was so tedious, so far the shortened cable has been enough, but I still have three more if needed.

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Chopped both my cables in half because coiling them properly was so tedious, so far the shortened cable has been enough, but I still have three more if needed.

Ditto, cut my 15m cable & made a 10m & 15m cable - normally 10m is enough.

Much easier to coil up, especially when wet
 
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CazPaul
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Good quality 16A connectors linked together can give IP65 sealing, fully weatherproof but avoid submersion (y)

That is why I use the glanded connectors


Nothing is fully weatherproof up here on the moors David. It rains upwards and the blizzards are incredible.
I needed a long one to reach the socket from the van.

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