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    I bought some wire at Home Depot.
    The electrician (he said he was) said the wire with the following description was SJO, evem though it didn't say so, on the jacket.

    Carol 3/C 12 AWG 105 Degree Centigrade Water Resistant SOOW CSA FT-2 P-123-103 MSHA 600 volt RoHS

    I only bought 2 ft., to use on my welding cart.
    Is it actually SJO?

    Shouldn't it be marked on the jacket?
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  • #2
    It is not actually Junior(J) but better.

    So what he said is not correct, but probably what he meant is that it is as good because it is better.

    ... and you didn't buy Wire, you purchased Cord
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ligito View Post
      I bought some wire at Home Depot.
      The electrician (he said he was) ...
      He might have known and wire and electricity, but I really doubt he was an electrician. If he was an electrician, he would not be working at HD for $7.25/hr. He would be installing wire in homes for $30-$50/hr.

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      • #4
        Either way, sounds like a score!
        Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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        • #5
          "He might have known and wire and electricity, but I really doubt he was an electrician. If he was an electrician, he would not be working at HD for $7.25/hr. He would be installing wire in homes for $30-$50/hr. "

          You are obviously out of touch with reality about the availability of work in the building industry. There are so few housing starts right now that if I was an electrician I would be happy to have a job with benefits at HD instead of being unemployed.
          BTW the "SOOW" is indicitive of the wire being "SO" cord.

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          • #6
            This shows ya what all da letters mean

            http://www.interpower.com/ic/NA_Cable_Types.asp
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            • #7
              what is SJO? what is it used for?
              This is an automotive discussion forum that has some great infromation

              www.autobodytoolmart.com/shoptalk

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              • #8
                Originally posted by walker View Post
                You are obviously out of touch with reality about the availability of work in the building industry. There are so few housing starts right now that if I was an electrician I would be happy to have a job with benefits at HD instead of being unemployed.
                BTW the "SOOW" is indicitive of the wire being "SO" cord.
                I hate to get OT, but I just want you to know about these "home Improvement" stores.
                No electrician that I know of would work at one locally. These benefits you are talking about I never saw them. Now I am no electrician. What they do is tell you of the benefits that you will receive, and they also told me they would pay for part of my college. They said all I have to do is work full time and what ever class I take , they would pay for part of them. I agreed and was hired. So how did they treat there employees? The majority, Including me, got to work 38-39 hours per week. That way they dont have to pay for the benefits, and part of my school. What they do is keep there employees right under 40 each week. Some may get the 40+ hours but very few. So the way they treat there employees is crappy. All of this is to save them money. And this was before the economy went south, so I can not imagine what it would be like now. I would work at a fast food place before I ever when back to a place like that.

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                • #9
                  not sure how it is where you are, but here 36 hrs is still considered full time and benefits are included
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by metalmeltr View Post
                    what is SJO? what is it used for?
                    Junior hard service cord, types SJ, SJT and SJO, has many uses, as on washing machines, drills and trouble lamps. The outer jacket may be rubber (SJ), thermoplastic (SJT) or an oil-resistant rubber compound (SJO). This cord is round and available in sizes 16 or 18 with two to four rubber-insulated conductors.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by welderdude402 View Post
                      not sure how it is where you are, but here 36 hrs is still considered full time and benefits are included
                      Ya, I worked at Farm and Ranch store, and they considered either 32 or 34 hours a week full time. But I only worked there part time. (usually about 15-25 hours a week).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
                        It is not actually Junior(J) but better.

                        So what he said is not correct, but probably what he meant is that it is as good because it is better.

                        ... and you didn't buy Wire, you purchased Cord

                        I'd a sworn there was wire inside.
                        Service cord.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by On fire most of the time View Post
                          Either way, sounds like a score!
                          "As my former boss used to say "Its NOT a spaceship, GET IT DONE!"

                          My projects always end up costing as much as a space ship, but the pleasure is all mine.
                          Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
                          Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
                          Victor SuperRange OA
                          Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
                          Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
                          Milwaukee Hole Hawg
                          Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
                          Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
                          Orbit Drill Press
                          12 Ton Floor Press
                          2002 E-350 V-10:
                          1983 F-150 4.9L 6
                          2004 Honda ST1300
                          2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
                          1997 Suzuki DR650

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                          • #14
                            I found this and it explains a lot.

                            http://www.generalcable.com/NR/rdonl...n_SprmTyps.pdf

                            The guy also sold me 3 ft, for the price of 2 ft.

                            I just needed a cord for my welding cart.
                            Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
                            Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
                            Victor SuperRange OA
                            Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
                            Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
                            Milwaukee Hole Hawg
                            Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
                            Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
                            Orbit Drill Press
                            12 Ton Floor Press
                            2002 E-350 V-10:
                            1983 F-150 4.9L 6
                            2004 Honda ST1300
                            2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
                            1997 Suzuki DR650

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