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Can I wrap excess pump power cable around by discharge pipe

Can I wrap the power cable around my discharge pipe without damaging of over heating th cable or discharge pipe. I have 20 foot cable and the receptacle is only ten feet away. I am concerned that the excess cable could be a safety issue but I am also concerned with the SJTW cable rating and heat dissapation

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What motor's amp draw? What is the pipe material? If you can loop the wire back and forth and tie it to the discharge pipe with a wire tie you would be better off. I have seen a 110 volt electric smoker melt the power cord in a retractable shop light. A coil of romex without metal at the center will do the same thing.

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