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 Post subject: Cord Storage
PostPosted: Apr Fri 23, 2021 1:33 am 
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One of the things that has always annoyed me is loose power cords flopping around and getting caught on things. Hanking or folding with a twist tie works but take time and the cord is still hanging loose. My method is to attach a loop of plastic cut from a soda bottle or packaging to the back of equipment. It's easy to pull the cord out or fold and stuff it back in where it's kept out of the way. RRM


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 Post subject: Re: Cord Storage
PostPosted: Apr Fri 23, 2021 3:25 pm 
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For years I have used Velcro ties (branded as Zip Ties or Rip Ties and widely available) for equipment in the field and in the shop. They are easier to use than twist ties and, since they fasten to the cord, do not get separated from the equipment.

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 Post subject: Re: Cord Storage
PostPosted: Apr Sun 25, 2021 3:02 am 
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I have a bunch of medicine bottles I saved for some reason. Maybe I'll Dremel the ends off and try this.


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 Post subject: Re: Cord Storage
PostPosted: Apr Sun 25, 2021 12:41 pm 
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I've used empty toilet paper rolls to hold extension cords, cords for my soldering gear, and to hold excess lengths of cables and wires...It just works...!


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 Post subject: Re: Cord Storage
PostPosted: Oct Sat 09, 2021 3:09 am 
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I use Hook and Loop tape from Harbor Freight. It comes in a roll of about 40' or so, just cut to desired length. Simple single pop rivet install.

Balling cords into a little "wad" and letting them dangle freely, or winding them like a hank of rope, just drives me crazy, I think wires/cables should be coiled and secured to the equipment. This makes the process of placing units on the shelf easy with no worries about "dangling participles".

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