LumberJocks

How to store Rockler expandable hose?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by leftcoaster posted 12-18-2017 09:38 AM 1078 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View leftcoaster's profile

leftcoaster

202 posts in 750 days


12-18-2017 09:38 AM

I have this expandable hose from rockler.
http://www.rockler.com/rockler-4-diameter-dust-right-expandable-hose

In theory it can compress to a few feet, which is what I’d like to do for storage. In practice it spills all over the place, like a drunken slinky.

I need to keep it tidy as my floor sweep is at the bottom of this same drop and the hose blocks it if I just let it go.

Has anyone come up with a clever way to keep it compact when not in use? For the moment I am using a quick connect on both ends and putting it in a box. There must be another way!

edit: SOLVED -see below post.


23 replies so far

View HTown's profile

HTown

84 posts in 1059 days


#1 posted 12-18-2017 10:39 AM

I don’t know about creative, but I keep one end attached to the duct. The other end I hang from a string looped from the wall.

View becikeja's profile

becikeja

834 posts in 2686 days


#2 posted 12-18-2017 12:35 PM

I hate to say it, not a safe practice, but mine just runs all over the shop floor. For years I have thought about a more rigid set in place method, but in the end I just stretch it to whatever tool I am using at the time.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

View leftcoaster's profile

leftcoaster

202 posts in 750 days


#3 posted 12-18-2017 01:40 PM

Htown- that doesn’t keep it compressed though. It just slinkies down to the floor.

Got a picture in case I’m misunderstanding?

View Mike_D_S's profile

Mike_D_S

382 posts in 2088 days


#4 posted 12-18-2017 02:03 PM

Leftcoaster,

I don’t have that hose, but here’s a couple of ideas. First you could use s bungee cord and a hook or nail on the wall. Compress the hose, drop the bungee through it and hook then ends, then hang on the wall. The tension of the bungee will keep it from stretching out too much.

Second option is to make some a sort of vertical storage box on the wall underneath the duct its connected to. Basically a thin ply box (3 or 4 sided) maybe 5×5 inside you can drop the hose into from the top. Then with a hinged front or using a cleated mount so you can easily open it up or pick it up off the wall mount and let the hose come out.

Last idea is to use a bookshelf style storage holder. Basically two pieces of 4” wide ply the length of the collapsed hose in a V shape. The put square ends on each side attached so the V faces up. Then you can drop the hose in the V compressed and the ends will keep it short and gravity should keep it sitting in the V. You can store it on a shelf, along the floor or wherever it makes sense.

Hope any of this helps.
Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

View lndfilwiz's profile

lndfilwiz

100 posts in 1474 days


#5 posted 12-18-2017 03:30 PM

For 4” hose cut 6”X6” squares from scrap 3/4” ply wood and drill a 1” hole in the center of both. Glue 11/2”X1/4” pieces around the edge of the squares. Cut a 1” dowel the length you want to compress the hose. Glue one of the squares to the bottom of the dowel flush with the bottom of one of the squares so the 1/4” edge is facing the length of the dowel. compress your hose over the dowel and inside the 1/4” edge. Push the other square on top of the hose and secure with a strong spring clamp. I made something like these for hose for blowers.

-- Smile, it makes people wander what you are up to.

View leftcoaster's profile

leftcoaster

202 posts in 750 days


#6 posted 12-18-2017 03:36 PM

Indfilwiz and Mike – those are awesome ideas. I love this forum – I always learn something! Will post photos of what I end up with.

View rbrjr1's profile

rbrjr1

159 posts in 79 days


#7 posted 12-19-2017 03:37 PM


For 4” hose cut 6”X6” squares from scrap 3/4” ply wood and drill a 1” hole in the center of both. Glue 11/2”X1/4” pieces around the edge of the squares. Cut a 1” dowel the length you want to compress the hose. Glue one of the squares to the bottom of the dowel flush with the bottom of one of the squares so the 1/4” edge is facing the length of the dowel. compress your hose over the dowel and inside the 1/4” edge. Push the other square on top of the hose and secure with a strong spring clamp. I made something like these for hose for blowers.
- lndfilwiz

I used something similar to this for storage of one of those coiled garden hoses you see for sale on TV.

I like INDFILWIZ’s idea of the block at the bottom which will help keep it all contained.
I’m picturing the hose sitting down on top of the dowel, within the 1/4” boxed compartment almost like a paper towel roll sits on one of those granite PT roll holders.. (but with a box around it)

-- only an idiot dismisses an intelligent statement because they dont know anything about the person delivering it.

View GYMBO's profile

GYMBO

1 post in 246 days


#8 posted 12-19-2017 06:38 PM

I think pvc drain pipe would work. at least thats what I used to store my rv sewer hose in

View leftcoaster's profile

leftcoaster

202 posts in 750 days


#9 posted 12-20-2017 06:51 AM

I came up with a solution that i’m really happy with.

I got to thinking that some sort of canvas laundry sack could be made to work. I went rooting around in the attic to see if something suitable could be found when I suddenly happened upon a four foot long tubular nylon bag that once held a folding chair (that I got for free at a conference two or three tech bubbles ago), such as one would take to the beach, a fireworks show, or a tailgate party.

I cut the bottom out of the bottom of the bag—a square shaped swatch – leaving me with a tube open on both ends.

I fed my hose inside this tube and passed my hose clamp over the hose and the tube before attaching it to my blast gate. What was once the bottom of the bag is now securely attached at the end of the hose.

The original opening of the bag has a draw string closure and a push lock (one of those buttons that clamps the drawstring to prevent it from re-opening). With the hose compressed inside the tube, the drawstring cinches nicely at the handle end of the hose.

So, to use the hose, I just open the drawstring and let the hose stretch to do its thing.

And when it’s time to stow it, I feed it back into the tube and cinch it shut. For now I am hanging the resulting, neatly contained, compressed hose by the handle with a bungee cord. It seems pretty obvious that I’ll be using a hook under the cabinet shown below.

View lndfilwiz's profile

lndfilwiz

100 posts in 1474 days


#10 posted 12-20-2017 01:52 PM

Clever Idea!

-- Smile, it makes people wander what you are up to.

View Vintagewood1960's profile

Vintagewood1960

22 posts in 371 days


#11 posted 12-20-2017 05:02 PM

Great idea. I had that exact problem. Thanks

View gwilki's profile

gwilki

175 posts in 1347 days


#12 posted 12-20-2017 08:53 PM

Rockler sells a wall-mounted storage rack for that hose.

Here is the link

http://www.rockler.com/dust-rightreg-hose-storage-rack-storage-rack

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

View MT_Stringer's profile

MT_Stringer

3134 posts in 3104 days


#13 posted 12-20-2017 10:37 PM

Easy, the solution is right there in front of you! Put it in your cart.
See ->

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

View leftcoaster's profile

leftcoaster

202 posts in 750 days


#14 posted 12-20-2017 11:37 PM

According f to the reviews that rack doesn’t work with the new handle.

Storing in the cart – I had done this but

It’s a messy job as it sprawls without compressing

I can’t roll the cart and not have a trip hazard.

I lose space in the cart.

View Pogo930's profile

Pogo930

12 posts in 516 days


#15 posted 12-21-2017 12:22 AM

My friend has several hanging down from the ceiling next to support posts. On the post is mounted a shelf with a 3/4” thick ring the inside diameter of the hose. When he is done he puts the end of the hose on the shelf with the dust collector on and the hose compresses between the pipe and the shelf.

showing 1 through 15 of 23 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com