Bayco Kord Manager (K-100): Instructions

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The Bayco Kord Manager (K-100) is a plastic cord reel for easily storing electrical extension cords. This was found at Canadian Tire for $9.99.

According to the packaging, the capacity is 150’ – 16/3 or 125’ 14/3.

Despite the claims, it can also easily manage a 100 foot, 12 gauge, extension cord using the following cord reel instructions.

Cord Reel: Instructions for a 100’ (12/3) Cord

The following method halves the number of rotations needed to wind a cord and gives easy access to both ends of the cord. In addition, since both ends of the cord are accessible, only the portion required may be optionally unwound for use.

  • Fold the extension cord in half so the two ends line up
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  • Mark the middle of the cord for reference
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  • Line-up the middle of the cord with Kord Manager plastic hook
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  • Either snap the cord into the Kord Manager hook or use a zip tie to secure it onto the hook
    • (1) Cord snapped into hook
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    • (2) Cord zip tied onto hook
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  • Rotate the handle counter-clockwise to wind up the extension cord mess
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  • Front view of the wound up 100’ (12 Gauge) extension cord
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  • Side view of the wound up 100’ (12 Gauge) extension cord
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  • When needed, pull the two ends of the cord for desired length
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