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05-02-2014 05:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vacuum hose storage

I have a 25 foot hose that I got from woodcraft. It’s great for cleanup, but it’s a pain and is getting beat up during storage.

I thought about making a reel for it using a cardboard tube and winding it up. would consume large space.
I also thought about the old type fire hose on a rack thing.. don’t think that would be very good.

Does anyone have storage for a long 2.5 ” hose?
Can you share your ideas. Would like to have the ability to use it and easily put it away for the next time.

-- Jeff NJ


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#1 posted 05-02-2014 11:55 PM

I have 2 25’ shop vac hoses that are run across the ceiling. I used clothes hangers to make hooks that hang from the floor joists(in a basement). I coil the 10’ free end of the hose and hang on one of the hooks. Simple, cheap, out of the way yet always available, and does not take away floor space. I do this with extension cords and air hoses.

Makes life so much better.

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 12:04 AM

Yea looking for something that keeps me from having to coil it by hand all the time.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 05-03-2014 12:58 AM

You might try coiling the hose into a plastic garbage can.
I hang my 12’ ones over the top of a wood rack.

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#4 posted 05-03-2014 01:12 AM

I’ve tried. The hose is not like an air hose. It’s too wide, and just unweilding. It kinks, it doesn’t want to LAY like an air hose, or electrical cord.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 05-03-2014 03:00 AM

woodchuckerNJ….I was intrigued by your question and did a search…. I couldn’t find anything for shop vac hoses but I did find this…... It is not exactly what you want, but may lead you in the right direction….. The link below is a hose reel for a vacuum hose for a swimming pool…. The link says its suited for 1.25 and 1.5 hose, up to 12 meters long which I believe is just over 39 feet… which may or may not work for a 2.5 hose 25’ long….Maybe a large garden hose reel may work ??...Good luck finding a solution

http://www.blutexswimmingpools.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=123

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#6 posted 05-03-2014 03:06 AM

Wow, thank you very much for the effort.

That’s what I think I might wind up with. Home made probably. I was thinking of a cardboard tube inner and some ply end caps. Was looking for a better solution. Figured someone here had come up against this problem b4.

Thanks again.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 05-03-2014 03:10 AM

woodchuckerNJ....No problem !

I was thinking of a cardboard tube inner and some ply end caps.

That sound like a good plan…then you can customize the size you need…..

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#8 posted 05-03-2014 01:48 PM

What about a cable spool. You can get them for free and would just need to make the stand for it to spin on.

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#9 posted 05-03-2014 02:33 PM

Didn’t think about that.

I kind of thought maybe change the cardboard tube to a 4” pvc section, or maybe 6”. That way it creates a nice bearing surface.

-- Jeff NJ

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#10 posted 05-03-2014 05:09 PM

woodchuckerNJ....PVC sounds more feasible than a cardboard tube. PVC will last indefinitely. I like the design. You are well on your way to a solution

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#11 posted 05-03-2014 06:07 PM

How cheap can you buy a plastic garden hose reel at HD or Lowes? Looks the same as woodchuckerNJ’s pictures

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#12 posted 05-03-2014 07:03 PM

Joe, this is 2.5 inch hose. A garden hose reel is not big enough.

Too narrow and not deep enough.

-- Jeff NJ

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#13 posted 05-04-2014 11:52 AM

I built some small square boxes to fit the diameter of the hose and as long as the hose but about 6 inches shorter. I attached these boxes to the ceiling and just slide the hose in. There is a stop at the far end to keep the hose end from popping out (it would catch when pulling out the hose). The 6 inches of hose hanging out allows me to grab it and just pull it out. I originally thought of using PVC pipe but the cost was just too high so I just used 1/2 inch sheathing material and a coat of white paint (to match the ceiling). If I had to do it over I would have made a rectangular box with dividers and put all hoses in that rather than hanging separate boxes from each rafter.

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