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Board w/cord wrapped saround it

Store extension cords neatly

After watching me wrestle with a 50' extension cord to wind it back onto a flimsy plastic holder, my wife suggested a more convenient solution--a wall-mounted rack next to the electrical outlet. The rack I built, shown, leaves both hands free to wrap up the cord. Swiveling latches at the top and bottom make cord removal easier.
--Michael Ward, Spring Valley, Ill.

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HennieO wrote:

Making one tomorrow

9/5/2014 03:14:37 AM Report Abuse
kimballefx wrote:

Iam a retired Special Effects Man and I spent 34 years making up many extension cords. That being said, That board is not a good idea unless you figure eight the loops. The way it is pictured, it amounts to the same thing as an "arm wrap" and that can cause the wires inside to twist and kink. That can eventually lead to fatigue and breakage. A better way is loop them over hand then underhand.

4/17/2014 02:03:39 PM Report Abuse
lyndamike1209599 wrote:

If you wind the cords on using a figure 8, they won't have tangles when you pull them out straight.

8/8/2013 01:24:00 PM Report Abuse
retnav80 wrote:

I found an old garden hose reel works best. Come in various sizes and some have wheels which can be removed. Just turn the crank and wind up your cord...no kinks, no knots. Works great on long air hoses also and you can get them at flea markets and garage sales for $1-2 dollars.

3/21/2013 10:01:38 AM Report Abuse
Thomas Canfield wrote:

Fixing the top latch prevents the cord from falling off should it rotate. The bottom latch will normally fall down keeping the cord in control.

11/8/2012 12:38:32 PM Report Abuse
birchwoodguy wrote:

Good idea, add a notch to hold the cord so it can be used with or without moving or unwinding the cord. Wrap the cord in a figure 8 so you do not create a "electrical coil" when used.

2/24/2011 10:24:43 AM Report Abuse
osmanbrian70 wrote:

Very good idea

1/5/2011 02:55:05 PM Report Abuse
snackmanfleck wrote:

Great idea. Makes it easier to get loops off if you put cord on in a figure 8 pattern.

12/30/2010 02:38:10 PM Report Abuse

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