color of outdoor extension cords

phyllis__mnJune 18, 2008

Do they have certain colors for each gauge? I've noticed that different brands follow the same colors, i.e. yellow for 12 gauge, etc. I was going to buy a 12 gauge today, but saw the color was the same as the one I have at home for outdoor use.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
davidandkasie

not to my knowledge. i know hardwire is color coded jackets, but as far as the cord is concerned i have seen every guage in every color!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 2:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
phyllis__mn

I was afraid of that....I see now that the one I have is not nearly the size of the 12 gauge I saw in the store. SIL says he has a couple of the latter that I can have. I just bought an electric corded mower, and the grass may get rather high by the time he gets back to me with the cords! Anyway, thanks for your input.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 9:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

"i know hardwire is color coded jackets"

Only certain brands,
It is not a code requirement.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 3:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
davidandkasie

i did not know that brickeye. i figured it had changed in teh code since white=14, yellow=12, etc.. no matter where you buy it now here. i guess the older all white regardless of guage is still available, though not in my area. i know many inspectors like you using the color coded so they can tell at a glance across teh room if it is proper guage or not.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 9:56AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Cabinets
Hi friends, I am looking for cabinets for my garage...
davidnc
Garage Door Torsion Spring
Have you noticed that local HomeDepot/Lowes do not...
mister_h
Ice in garage on mild winter days
We have a two story house with an attached 2 car garage....
boubou64
Shop vacuum
Are there any good 12 -15 amp shop vacs that have 1200-1500...
randalls1
Craftsman garage door opener problems
I am having trouble with my 3 year old Craftsman garage...
magilla_53
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™