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guppy_fish
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Lakeland, FL
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reply to IowaCowboy

Re: [Electrical] Extension cord for Shop Vac

An extension cord will not burn out a vac, at most you will get a voltage drop that makes some heat in the cord. 16/2 will be fine for the time your getting the rust out of the Stratus



IowaCowboy
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Springfield, MA
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Or the dog hair with that Malamute.



whizkid3
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Queens, NY
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reply to guppy_fish

said by guppy_fish:

An extension cord will not burn out a vac, at most you will get a voltage drop that makes some heat in the cord.

Likewise, you will get a voltage drop that makes some additional heat in the appliance motor windings. Heat is the primary enemy of wire insulation. More heat = less lifespan.