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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by flukecej View Post
    Speaking of Harbour Freight, they sell Genuine 50 Ft. Goodyear Rubber Air Hose. ...
    I meant to add that, too. It was a great deal, and one of the things I remember when people tell me that HF is nothing more than cheap Chinese crap.

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    I use the Goodyear hose and it's great. The other brands are like fighting a
    slinky when it's below 60*
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    Nothing like rolling 50 foot of hose on a hanger at waist level. So many loops. So I moved our hangers to arms reach up. 4 wraps gets rid of the 50 foot hose and those pesky extension cords also. I figure 8 the 50 foot acet hoses on the cart.

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    Default Air hose...

    I have used them all. My favorite is the non-maring type Made by Senco. It uses barbed push in connectors. The 1/4" is the lightweight champ for nail guns and staplers, The 1/2" when you need more volume. Light weight, strong, smooth surface stays relatively clean, and coils easily. Does not get super stiff when cold either.

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    I have several reels. The one in the second pic is kind of hard to beat at Walmart for 50$ hose and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    I have several reels. The one in the second pic is kind of hard to beat at Walmart for 50$ hose and all.
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    I bought 2 of the Walmart reels, not good in the cold and the hose could be better bu for the price they are very handy and easy to mount. I have 4 other manuals and they are fine, the blue one was HF and under 20$ but I added the ring around it.

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    Hey Guys, thanks alot for the advice. It just goes to show that there really is more than one way to skin a cat.

    I think im going to make myself a reel. I actually need two. One for inside and one outside. I have to re plumb my compressor though. Right now my regulator is mobile and floats between in and out. Its a real PITA now that i think about it so Im going to plumb the reg into the line in front of all my outlets. Then my regs will be safe indoors and I can rest easy.
    I leave the rig outside and I know that if I dont change it, my units gonna go for a walk some night and get lost...

    Anybody built there own rigs?

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    Dosen't home depot or some store like that sell the self coiling ones or the hose reels. If you have a shop you can create an inline air system that is a bunch of steel pipe bolted on to a wall that is hooked up to an air compresser with quick couplers atached to the steel pipes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder_guy View Post
    Dosen't home depot or some store like that sell the self coiling ones or the hose reels. If you have a shop you can create an inline air system that is a bunch of steel pipe bolted on to a wall that is hooked up to an air compresser with quick couplers atached to the steel pipes.
    thats what i have now. its direct from the pressor and the reg moves around. I have to modify this system a tad... I'll be making or finding hose reels after that. Air hose still sucks..
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