Outdoor extension cord



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Wrap well in Denso tape as I have advised elsewhere
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Wrap with "self amalgating tape" and then few layers of "Denso Tape". That should do the trick. Use gloves, Denso tape is a bit messy to apply but very effective.
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Look for the Bulgin "buccaneer" range if you can
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-- You can protect connections from rain and snow (not moisture) by using sandwich bags but you need to check them periodically (as they will deteriorate) and wires from mechanical damage and summer UV (which is apparently not a problem for your purpose) which makes the extension cord brittle and the chance of problems is small. I've done this - the original cord has been replaced because it was there all year round and exposed to sun. The replacement follows a different route so that it is not covered for thermal reasons but is also not exposed to sunlight or mechanical damage.
Note that standard outdoor Christmas lights are more questionable than a good outdoor rated cord and a protected outlet but don't seem to be considered a problem with regard to code regulations.
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http://www.home-improvement-superstore.com/ho-wah-gentin-kintron-sdnbhd-02367-06-25-16-3-blu-ext-cord.html
If it's above ground outdoors don't forget the UV rating. SOOJW may be the most appropriate.
If below ground, direct burial wire will be recommended.
Wire size/gage is determined by current and length.
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