I found a GREAT deal on mine at Costco. I bought it for about $40 or
$50, and the retractor and mount is extremely high quality for the
price. The hose is not ultra top notch, but I figure if it lasts me ten
years and then I replace it, then oh well. Right now, I am thrilled
While I was there I also bought a large (36") floor fan that I mounted
to the wall in my small garage. It's great for moving air in the
summer, getting smells out of the garage, and all kinds of other things.
Overall, two of the best things I've bought to equip my small race car
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Drew Rogge wrote:
> Have you ever found a source for reasonable priced good quality
> auto-retracting air hose reels? Most of the ones I've seen go for
> around $150 and up. Also any suggestions of nice flexible air hose.
> The stuff I'm now using (from Home Depot) is pretty stiff and
> seems to have a mind of it's own when I try to coil it up.
> On Oct 11, 3:31pm, Chris Kantarjiev wrote:
> > Subject: Re: FAQ: Wiring a shop
> > Use different colored outlets to distinguish the multiple circuit
> > in a box - I used white and ivory. If you're running three circuits
> > along a particular wall, you can get brown, too. Mark the breakers
> > with the color they control ... and this lets you spread the
> > load across the various circuits around the shop, if you're running
> > close to the edge.
> > The little retractable cord reels are great stuff, by the way. I have
> > two of them hanging from the ceiling in various corners near doors,
> > and also one hidden under a bench ... in the cubby where I store the
> > shop vac. So the vac is plugged in and ready to go when I pull
> > it out - and is close to the most commonly vacuumed area (the
> > machine shop).
> > Air reels are good, too, if you get some that seal well enough
> > that you can put them up out of reach.
> >-- End of excerpt from Chris Kantarjiev
> Drew Rogge