Frustrated with his compressor’s self-coiling air hose getting tangled or behaving like a Slinky when it was stored, Club member Scott Dunt of Normal, Illinois, came up with the idea of storing the hose inside an 18-in.-long section of 4‑in.-dia. PVC pipe. He strapped the pipe to the compressor tank with long nylon cable ties. The pipe is just the right diameter for the coiled hose to move easily in and out. He also drilled 1/2-in. holes on one end to store a blow gun and a tire chuck, then cut a 3/4-in.-wide slot on the other end for the coupler (see photo).
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Featured Article, Household DIY TipsBy American Profile on January 27, 2013