Randy3 wrote:That is great! Now I know why my 50 foot extensions are messed up. Wonder if this is why my garden hose is also kinked (or just cheap hose)?
Unfortunately, I've noticed extension cords taking on that "coiled telephone cord" appearance event though they are being wound on spinning reels
to wind up the cords. The black handle inside the reel slides around.
Only the cable that is wound up last gets "coiled". I believe the wires inside are moving within the jacket, sliding towards the part of the cord that gets wound up last, and is wound under the least tension. I consistently wind cords with the plug first (and cable under tension) and the receptical last (cable under no tension).
I don't know what winding under constant tension does. That would mean I need to walk, following the cord, as I wind it, rather than pull the cord towards me while winding.
I would still recommend over/under coiling of cords when not winding onto a spinning reel.
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