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post #21 of 22 Old 01-19-2013, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ccrow View Post
I've got one like that. Stock, it sucks. Grab some conduit brackets and mount it somewhere, and it's great. Even a hefty board will work if you want it portable. Otherwise it's too unstable to roll up easily, since with no guide you really need one hand to wind and one hand to guide, and a third one to hold the thing steady.
Originally Posted by jwkwildland View Post
this is how i have started dealing with all my free cords (put it on pintrest, sorry) old wire hanger:
I had to try that right away. I've got a cord hanging in the shop like that already. Thanks for a great tip. :)
Originally Posted by jeffsw6 View Post
In the live music business, professionals all "over-under" their cables, a way to roll them up so they won't tangle. I don't know how to explain it but there are youtube videos (like everything else.)

I use a lot of extension cords from typical 12/3 shop cords up to 4/4 SOOW, which is more than an inch thick. There's no better way to stow a cable AFAIK. I do this to my garden hoses too, believe it or not. Wouldn't bother with a hose reel because this way the hose will lay flat when using it.

Just my $0.02 but I have not had any problems with cords that want to tangle since I learned to store them this way.
...and that cord on the hanger is wrapped over-under now. Thanks for that one, too.
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post #22 of 22 Old 01-19-2013, 09:00 PM
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When I built my workshop, I put in so many damn aoutl;ets, that I never need an extension cord. However, when I'm working on something on my work table, dead center ion my shop, I have pone extension cord that runs from a wall outlet, straight up to the ceiling, then across and down, directly over the table. I leave it there permanently. So I almost never need an extension cord. For my big, outdoor cords (50 and 100 feet), I coil them up neatly, and when I take them out, you can pull on one end and it just goes with you without getting tangled.
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