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Old 12-07-2011, 10:49 AM   #11
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It's cheaper than the 3-wire one



 
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:44 PM   #12
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The OP mentioned "flexible" cord. That's is a subjective term, but I personally do not consider the electric range cords to be "flexible". Those suckers are stiff, and you have to bend them with your hands to get them to change directions.

Here's some 6x4 flexible stuff (55A rating) for $3.78/foot:
Cable Yung-Li Cord Bulk 6x4c STO 105* 600 Volt 1 Foot Length Black UL - Flexible Cord - Our Item #: 6351, Category: Cord / Wire / Conduit / Grips : StayOnline.com

Do you really need the 4th wire (the neutral)? If not, then you can go a lot cheaper with some 6x3 flexible stuff (55A) for $2.79/foot:
Cable Yung-Li Cord Bulk 6x3c STO 105* 600 Volt 1 Foot Length Black UL - Flexible Cord - Our Item #: 8965, Category: Cord / Wire / Conduit / Grips : StayOnline.com


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Old 12-08-2011, 12:14 AM   #13
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awesome. Thanks for the help guys. I orded some earlier today for $4 per foot from a local electrical supply. I havn't paid for it yet so i suppose i could back out and save a little bit and go with the dryer cords. those seem to be the cheapest (plus they already have the right plug on them). Also, i was going to settle with 7.5 foot power cords so i might as well just go with 10 footers.

And Walker, yes i do need the neutral to run 120 pumps. one of them could actually be 3 wire come to think of it, because the second outlet will only power the additional elements and no neutral needed for that.

 
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:42 AM   #14
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As walker mentioned the range cords wont be nearly as flexible. Depending on your rig, it may not matter to you.

 
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:37 AM   #15
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As long as i can coil it into a ~2 foot diameter coil i am fine with it. Do you think its much stiffer than a dryer cord? i have one of those laying around and it is not too stiff IMO. When i said flexible i meant i need it more flexible than the romex 6/4 stuff i just put in my wall. That stuff is hard to work with.

 
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:44 AM   #16
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You gave clearly never had your hands on some good SOW flexible power cord of you think dryer cords are flexible.

Edit: if you think dryer cords are ok then you will have no problem with the range cords.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:45 AM   #17
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As long as i can coil it into a ~2 foot diameter coil i am fine with it. Do you think its much stiffer than a dryer cord? i have one of those laying around and it is not too stiff IMO. When i said flexible i meant i need it more flexible than the romex 6/4 stuff i just put in my wall. That stuff is hard to work with.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:47 AM   #18
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lol. No i have not. I have held some 0 gauge car audio wire and that was quite flexible for its size!

 
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:48 AM   #19
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P-J, I am quite fond of the saucer...



 
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