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Second life for extension cable drum

The elongated hole on the base of the reel helps with winding the hose on properly.

Wanting to keep the farm’s workshop tidy, this reader found a new use for a defunct extension cable drum. The sockets were removed and a steel plate cut to size for the centre. He then welded a 3/8” connector to the centre of the plate. On the outside is a regular air fitting, while on the inside is an elbow and pipe on to which 25m of hose is attached. Two plastic rolls along the top keep the hose on the reel.

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Last updated: 28.05.2015
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