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Old 01-08-2004, 07:52 AM
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I think you'll find that the biggest problem with leaving extension cables coiled up is the danger of fire caused by the cable acting as a coil. Mig welders draw a lot more amps than computer cables.
During my time in the services as a lineman I actually saw a drum of partially uncoiled cable melt because of this.

Better safe than sorry.

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