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    The cord set that you see attach to dishwasher and
    garbage disposal, is there a real name attach to it?

    Or should I say, what you guy out there, call it.

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    Appliance cord.

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    Dishwasher discharge drain line???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert S. Mattison View Post
    The cord set that you see attach to dishwasher and
    garabage disposal, is there a real name attach to it?

    Or should I say, what you guy out there, call it.
    I don't see anything, are you guys seeing something I am not.
    And what the H is a garabage?


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    Sorry Mike, I should had said, it's use to bring electrical power to the dishwasher.

    By cord set, I mean, you would see a electrical cord with a molded male
    plug on one end, and the other end is just left open, with three individual insulated wire coming out from beneath the outer jacket. Colors are, Black, White, and Green.

    Thanks very much, for posting you answer.

    I guess from now on I will refer to as the, "appliance cord."


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    wayne soper

    Spelling error corrected. Thanks for pointing it out.


    I was looking for the word phrase, that correctly identify the power cord,
    that you see attach to a disposal and dishwasher.



    P.S. I was thinking, disposal power cord and dishwasher power cord.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Appliance cord.
    Yup. Simple as that.


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    Keep in mind that there are length restrictions on flexible cords used for specific appliances.
    Disposal the cord shall not be less then 18" or more then 36"
    Dishwasher the cord shall not be less then 3' or more then 4'
    Range Hoods the cord shall not be less then 18" or more then 36"

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    ken korak

    Many thanks, for including that information with your post.

    I printed it out, and place in the H.I file mark electrical.


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    I've always called them "pig tails"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Simpson View Post
    I've always called them "pig tails"
    Same here or appliance pigtail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollie Meyers View Post
    Same here or appliance pigtail.
    A "Pigtail" is a three wire connection of line and Neutral conductors. It is not an appliance cord. You see a "Pigtail" behind a receptacle.

    One supply (hot), one device (hot), one feed (hot). The same for the Neutral Conductors and the EGC. This lets you remove the receptacle while not disturbing the rest of the branch circuit.

    I would call this cord a "Line Cord" or "Appliance Cord"


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    The electrician term is "cap & cord".

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    My question is, why are the manufacturers no longer connecting electrical cords to disposals? They made it easier for home owners as many could plug disposal into a outlet. Several of the inspections I have done on disposals have had improper wire hookups by homeowners. This is a real safety issue for grounding problems when they don't connect it to the disposal or connect it wrong. Anyway maybe someone knows the answer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Bostick View Post
    The electrician term is "cap & cord".
    "cord and plug set", or, as asked, and "appliance cord and plug set" as there are "cord and plug" sets rated for appliance use.

    Now, I have also heard these referred to as "appliance cord and plug pigtails" as one may think a "cord and plug set" includes a cap, plug, and the cord between them, whereas a "cord and plug pigtail" would more accurately indicate a cord, plug and no cap as there are 3 conductors sticking out of the cap end of the cord where the cap would normally be.

    I could go with "appliance cord and plug pigtail" or "appliance cord and plug", but adding "pigtail" does describe it a little better and leaves it open for less error in what is being described.

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    Another colloquial term is whip. A local supplier invoices 14ga dishwasher cord sets as "appliance whips".


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    I don't see anything, are you guys seeing something I am not.
    And what the H is a garabage?
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