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Hello,
I have a 100 foot long 110 v cord and it sees constant use here on the ranch. I note the outside plastic covering is beginning to fray and show age. It still works fine.

At the present cost of copper I simply do not want to replace this cord and I want to cover it to protect it from the elements.

Are you aware of any coating I could use to reinsulate this electrical cord from shorting out in the future?

Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Gene So
 

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Replace it with a quality cord or hire an electrician to locate receptacles closer to were you need them.
You only get electrocuted once in your life time and a bad cord isn't worth your life.
 
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gene so said:
Hello,
I have a 100 foot long 110 v cord and it sees constant use here on the ranch. I note the outside plastic covering is beginning to fray and show age. It still works fine.

At the present cost of copper I simply do not want to replace this cord and I want to cover it to protect it from the elements.

Are you aware of any coating I could use to reinsulate this electrical cord from shorting out in the future?

Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Gene So
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Yeah, at most hardware stores they sell a sheathing material just for this purpose: It will usually work all the way up to 100' and it's UL listed.

I can't remember what it's called, but it also comes with two cord caps and it's pre-filled with copper conductors, but all you have to do is remove all that and you'll be in there like swimwear.
 

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