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Quick Tip: Securing Your Extension Cords

Quick Tip: Securing Your Extension Cords Hot

Chris   April 09, 2009  
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Here is a quick tip on how I keep my cords and air hoses tied up after I am finished with them.

I take a piece of flexible rope and tie it around my extension cord or air hose using a clove hitch knot, I then tie a knot on both ends of the rope to keep the rope from fraying. The idea is that the rope will always be on the cord, so it is there when you need it. The reason I use a clove hitch knot is because it will stay on the cord or hose, is easy to position, and still provides access to both ends of the rope. I make sure to tie it around the male end of the plug or air hose so it is always out of the way, and for the most part will stay off the ground. I then simply coil up my cord or hose, use an overhand knot to keep the coils together, and then tie a quick release knot as a final touch.

I have been using the same method, and rope for a few years now with absolutly zero problems. If you like this tip, or have a tip of your own, let us know in the comments.

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You can see the clove hitch as the middle knot, and 2 knots on the ends to keep from fraying.

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