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    anyone ever use a dyson vacum ,,, it has a retractable power cord,,,, wouldn't be great if our rd4000 or 810 had retractable leads????


    never mind all that,,,, leads and clamps should be more rugedized for our type of work ... right ???

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    Another way for them to make more money.
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    No matter how hard I try I'm untangling my leads a few times a day. I do know they make retractable extension leads.

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    i enjoy my leads the subsite came with!!!!
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    great idea you should submitt it to rd.............
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    Find you a Dyson , split the cord down, solder some lead clips and plug connector on and your on your way ! Well , maybe .

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    it is a good idea though
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    Default Re: retractable leads?

    The Ridgid 33Q has nifty leads that are coiled and the ends have a clamp, magnet and a slick little tool to scrape the connecting point.

    I had a guy who worked for me make a retracting set of leads. Worked pretty well.

    I use long extension cords with high-grade clamps on either end. I can run leads to a flange and a ground while keeping the transmitter nice and warm in my truck.

    I do coating surveys on pipes and often place my ground 100+ feet away so the extension cord trick really works well.

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    100 feet???? i wouldnt get very many locates done in a day......hahhahahhhahahahh
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    who needs leads when you have a pipehorn??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linerider View Post
    The Ridgid 33Q has nifty leads that are coiled and the ends have a clamp, magnet and a slick little tool to scrape the connecting point.

    I had a guy who worked for me make a retracting set of leads. Worked pretty well.

    I use long extension cords with high-grade clamps on either end. I can run leads to a flange and a ground while keeping the transmitter nice and warm in my truck.

    I do coating surveys on pipes and often place my ground 100+ feet away so the extension cord trick really works well.
    could you make short adapters from old extension cord ends (male and female) and use any extension cord?
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    Goldenboy...... spend 2 bucks at home depot on "cable clamps" 2 2 will fix your cable tangling problems. Dont try using zip ties, because if not tight they cause tangles and if tight when you need longer leangth you risk breaking the leads, cable clamps are reusable. best 98 cents I ever spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipehorn king View Post
    who needs leads when you have a pipehorn??
    Or Power Mode like on an RD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linerider View Post
    The Ridgid 33Q has nifty leads that are coiled and the ends have a clamp, magnet and a slick little tool to scrape the connecting point.

    I had a guy who worked for me make a retracting set of leads. Worked pretty well.

    I use long extension cords with high-grade clamps on either end. I can run leads to a flange and a ground while keeping the transmitter nice and warm in my truck.

    I do coating surveys on pipes and often place my ground 100+ feet away so the extension cord trick really works well.
    i'll put clamps on the short leads and always have them as adapters for extension cords, i've always said a wire is a wire.......thank you linerider
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