How to Wrap a Cord

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Wrap an electrical cord used for lawn maintenance by keeping it loose and wrapping up in the opposite direction that it was unwrapped. Keep extension cords from getting tangled up by following the wrapping techniques demonstrated in this free video on... View Video Transcript

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Bill Elzey

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I'm Bill Elzey, with Showplace Lawns. We're going to talk about wrapping an electrical cord. We use extension cords for a lot of things in the garden and in the shop, so it's something that we're always having to use and deal with. I'm going to bet that for every person that we have there's that many ways of rolling one of these things up. Some of em' don't make any sense. Some of em; we tie ourselves up in it in the process. What I feel is the best way to do this, and what I would recommend is to find something like this; even if you have to buy an extension cord that's wrapped on one of these. That is the best thing in the world. It takes the more hassle out of wrapping than anything. You'll see it clips in the middle, and what I like to do is you wrap it up opposite of the way you will undo it. You want the plug to be right here on top, so as you start out you plug it in to where your power source is, and as you go to where you are you come back to the end that you need out there, and you're ready to go. Then, when you wrap it up you start with where you are, and work your way back. So, on this particular piece, which is really nice, you can even hang it up on a wall; it's got these metal things, take this end, clamp it in there like that, clamp it in there like that, then start wrapping. This particular cord is fifty feet long. Now, there's more than enough room to roll this up. Course, the other thing is as always, as it being a extension cord it seems like one of its prerequisites is that it's going to tangle up on you before you're finished. So, be sure that you've got it loose, continue on. As you come back to your, to your end I would suggest sticking this through the middle a little bit, pulling it tight, bringing it back, and there you go.