severed electric cord repairable?

  1. I just heard one of my dogs chewing on something, went to check on it, and found part of an electrical cord from my fan in his mouth! (Fortunately the fan was not plugged in at the time!)

    About five inches of the end of the cord -with the plug- is now sitting on the desk next to me. The rest of the cord is still connected to the fan. Anybody got advice about splicing, or should I just check the fan and get a new one?

    It's one of those rotating tower fans, and it worked really well.

    And, no, I didn't forget to feed the dog!
  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    You can get the cord replced, but i wouldn't try splicing it.
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    You can splice that cord back together easily. Be sure to use some electrical tape for both bare ends and then around the whole cord.
  5. by   donmurray
    Safer to remove the 5 inch cord from the plug, and after tidying up the ends of the fan cord, reconnect that cord to the plug.
  6. by   MryRose
    Yup can be esily done and I agree, lose the 5inches and reattach at the end. Go to your local hardware store and they can tell ya how and sell ya the replacement type cord end you need.


  7. by   gwenith
    I agree with Don - it is not hard to do - grew up with a TV tech father and a brother who can and does dismantle and fix ANYTHING - but insists that you do it yourself so I learnt.
  8. by   BRANDY LPN
    My dogs did that to the vacuum a few weeks ago, and I replaced the whole cord and plug myself it wasn't hard at all. the guy at the hardware told me how to do it, the little mutts (and i mean that with love) got my brand new microwace this morning so now i guess I will have to replace it too. GRRRR. One of these days they are gonna get electricuted and then I don't know what I will do. No matter how much you puppy proof they still find stuff to get into.
  9. by   aimeee
    Is this your standard 2 prong type? They are really easy and cheap to replace the plug on.,00.html
  10. by   jemb
    Thanks for the help. I'm reasonably mechanicaly inclined, but have always been leery of messing with electrical stuff. This should be doable, though. I'll hit Home Depot tomorrow for a new plug (instead of a new fan).

    I live in the desert, and don't have a/c, so the fans get pretty important sometimes.

    Aimee, thanks for the link!