Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap?
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Triple tap??? Maybe I'm using the incorrect search term, but I've checked on Granger and a few other online electrical supply places, and I can't find one. I've purchased one previously at a local electrical place, but they went out of business and I haven't had any luck at Lowe's, HD, or Ace.

I have yards and yards of leftover electrical wire for 110v and want to make a few extension cords as I have about a half dozen of the do-it-yourself plugs (male end). I also have several single outlets (female end). I also want to make a couple with a triple tap (three female receptacles in one housing).

Is my search term incorrect? Anyone know where to get the do-it-yourself triple tap end?

Using this pic as a reference, the part I need is the triple tap female end.






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  Re: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Triple tap??? Maybe ...)
Does it have to be directly wired? I bought a triple tap adapter--one make, 3 female--at Home Depot for about $5.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-15-Amp-125.../203735807
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  Re: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Triple tap??? Maybe ...)
Could you just use the triple outlet adapter from HF and cut the end off to attach to your cord?
Not an elegant solution, but it should work.
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  Re: RE: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by atgcpaul (Does it have to be d...)
That was my preference, yes. I have a few of those adapters, but they don't hold on very well.

If all else fails, I'll just use standard galvanized steel electrical boxes, but I've been so happy with the one I have done in the past, that I wanted to do a couple more. I even looked at the one I have and it doesn't have any identifying markings on it except "Standard", "20A" and "American". Nothing that a search is helping find.
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  Re: RE: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (That was my preferen...)
I use a 2 gang box, with 2, duplex outlets. Cheap, rugged, and outlets can be replaced.
http://www.lowes.com/pd/Raco-2-Gang-Gray...ox/1098475

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Raco-2-Gang-Squa...r/50053659

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Eaton-15-Amp-125...et/1098367
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  Re: RE: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by Pirate (I use a 2 gang box, ...)
(09-22-2016, 07:10 AM)Pirate Wrote: I use a 2 gang box, with 2, duplex outlets. Cheap, rugged, and outlets can be replaced.
http://www.lowes.com/pd/Raco-2-Gang-Gray...ox/1098475

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Raco-2-Gang-Squa...r/50053659

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Eaton-15-Amp-125...et/1098367

+1 - For a homemade solution, this is what i recommend as well.  If you wanted a store bought version of a completed cord, they are readily available at the big box stores they may just be sold out, but I am not aware of any options for those wanting to put a replacement triple tap onto an existing extension cord, if there is, you would likely find it on McMaster's web site. Unless you will be using this cord on a jobsite or at work or wherever you may get audited by OSHA, I would recommend just getting a store bought triple tap extension cord.  If you are just using this at home, I would go the homemade route.  Two modifications to the above recommendation is, I would use one of those sealed, outdoor boxes and I would use a cord grip to attach the cords to the box.  A third modification you might want to consider would be to use a GFCI receptacle to add a bit more safety to the homemade contraption, but that's optional, especially if you are mostly going to use it with a GFCI outlet.

2 Gang Exterior Box
http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-Gang-Weathe.../204208021

Cord Grip (note:  comes in two sizes, get the size that best fits your cord):
http://www.homedepot.com/p/3-4-in-Strain.../100126837

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  Re: RE: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by atgcpaul (Does it have to be d...)
If the 2 gang solution doesn't provide enough outlets, you could go with a 4 gang box and 2 duplexes. I've seen that done, and it's a little heavy for my uses, so I've always stuck to the 2 gang.
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  Re: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Triple tap??? Maybe ...)
I have two cords I made.  They have a yellow rubber box on the ends.  The box holds two duplexes.   So it's a quadtap.   I don't know where you can get them.  I've had them for 25 years.
RP
I just looked for them. Woodhead makes them. They're expensive. Amazon has them.
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  Re: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Triple tap??? Maybe ...)
my dad had a duplex box on the end of some romex he used as an extension cord for the longest time.  I like to put a woven cable grip/strain relief on the box, but of course by that time you are into it for $$
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  Re: Where to find a replacement electrical triple tap? by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Triple tap??? Maybe ...)
My solution












The main reason for using an existing three or five way tap. It is  easy to replace when the triple tap outlets fail. I push the white button remove the tap and get a new one......  Poors mans solution: get a three way tape plug in and wrap with  electrical tape it to the cord/receptacle  works just fine
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