How to House a Hose

Featured Article, Household DIY Tips
on January 27, 2013
air compressor hose

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).