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Air hose reel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K1Orion, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. K1Orion

    K1Orion 1/2 ton status

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    Since we don't have a tool forum(yet) I 'll ask this ??? here. Anybody use one of these?

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    I'm tired of tripping over my hose. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I'd like the kind that reels itself up but that is a little spendy. This thing is only $9.99+shipping.

    I'm in the process of reorganizing and insulating my car hole and since the compressor is in the attic now I'd like to build the new bench where I want it and put the hose outta the way.
     
  2. 89Jimmy

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    I bought one at a show last summer. Seems kind of cheaply built, go figure, but it doesn't leak air and is better than a pile of air hose on the floor. Worth the $9.95.
    John
     
  3. skratch

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    We had like 3-4 of those in my shop in the service, It sure helped keep the shop cleaned up and from having to untangle hoses.

    If I ever get a house and garage of my own again I'm definatlly gonna go with something similar.
     
  4. 69K5

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    i want one of those to hang from my cieling. im gonna put the noisy freaking air compressor outside under the overhang.
     
  5. K1Orion

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    Mines in the attic, mounted on some rubber pads made from an old mudflap to isolate noise and vibration. I can't even hear it, but its an old twin cylinder. I suggest putting an air compressor in the attic to anybody who's got one. It keeps it quiet and saves some space.

    I wired a switched outlet to the attic and plugged the comp to it. When I need air I just flip the switch and away it goes. I used 1/2" copper pipe and sweated the joints for the supply down to the garage. I put a T at the end and 2 quick connects. I'll just cut off the copper and add the hose reel about half way up the wall.
     
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    I have one that looks very simular but different colors. It was like $10 at Big lots. It was surprisingly well built for the price. Actoully went back for another but they had sold the last of them. Had it 2 years and other then the bolt in the crank handle falling out I had no problems.
     
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    Look around, I've seen 25' auto-retracting hose reels for $20.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I've seen 25' auto-retracting hose reels for $20

    [/ QUOTE ] I need at least 50' for it to reach out to my driveway.
     
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    I've had one very similar to that for 3 or 4 years now. I think I bought it at Harbor Freight. It works great and holds 100 feet of hose. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I need at least 50' for it to reach out to my driveway.

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    Depending on compressor location (assuming you have a long garage or something, and the compressor is located against the back wall) run "hard line" to a point close to the garage door, and have your seperator, valve and hose connection there, so you don't need as much hose.

    Just an idea, mayb it will apply in your case. At least you won't have to worry about leaks in the hard line like you will with an air hose over time.
     
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    make sure and get a metal one all that hosing weighs more than you think and you will use it more than you think and it will wear out and or break real quick if it is not metal, my stepdads got a solid sides one and its tough, i dont know where and how much but i will ask him if you like, he might have gotten it from a store closing auction possibly, but it looks like its new and its only bene up for about three years, the garage is ten years old,
    he has normal size hos eon it probably about 75 foot altogether, its great. i can also get brand off it, im going up there in a bit anyways
     
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    I have the exact same one, worth every penny. Just make sure to guide it a bit, as it doesnt have a lead in guide, and tends to miss the target. Other than that, it sure cut down on cleanup time. I think I got mine at walmart or sears.. I forget.

    I got one of those, plus an auto return power cord-.

    Auto return stinks sometimes- It goes back when you least want it to.

    Noisy compressor? Oh yes.. a thing of the past. I got an oil filled compressor, they are like half the noise of a oilless compressor!
     
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    I've got an old one I got from work, probaly made in the 40's or 50's...fully enclosed. Going to paint the center section orange , and the sides black and put Harly-Davidson emblems on it
     
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    the one at stepdads garage is auto ratcheted return, made my coxreels and is 29" across i think it was

    sides are solid no cutouts/openings

    i dont think it was expensive, i forgot to ask him he got up finally after i had forgotten
     
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    If you got any old junk vehicles around you can hillbilly one out of a spindle hub and rim or rear axle or whatever....
     
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    I just have a few of those yellow coily hoses they work great, just have to have something heavy attatched or they run away from you
     

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