When using a sander, it would be nice to be able to easily and temporarily
clip the power cord to the vacuum hose. Does anything like that exist?
A twist tie usually proves to be too difficult for temporary use.
Good suggestions, and they led me to think about those white plastic
cable twists. I guess a brand name is Kurly Lock, but I'm not sure what
the generic name is. Zip tie one of those to the hose, then drop the
cord in there and give it half a turn.
I'll have to see if I can find a reasonable quantity somewhere for a
reasonable price. (Some company is selling 1000 packs on Amazon, I only
need 2 or 3.)
I've used #14 or #12 insulated wire from Romex cut-offs, for years.
Pull out the separate black and white (or red) wire and cut to length.
I do one of two things.
1. Twist a long corkscrew around the cable to attach it, leaving enough
pigtail to wrap around the coiled up cable.
2. Cut a piece long enough to warp around the coiled cable about 1-1/2
times. It's strong enough to hold on its own without twisting together
like twist-ties, and just weak enough to be undone easily with your
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On 01 Dec 2011 06:42:28 GMT, Puckdropper
If a twist tie is too difficult, yershitouttaluck,yalazyarse. ;)
Also taking roughly 1 second to install (and of equal difficulty to
twist ties) is double-sided velcro. http://goo.gl/ahjA3
Or talk to a vacuum repairman. Some cannister vacuums have those clips
specially made to hold the cord to the tube on their upright sweeper
wands. Expect to pay five bucks apiece for 'em, though, if your hose
size is the same.
(I can just see Pucky comparing his hose to the vacuum repairman's.)
Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason.
-- John Kord Lagemann
I have found - at Frye's Electronics and elsewhere - rolls of 1/2" and
3/4" Velco-like material. Cut off what you want and wrap the two
together. When done, pull it off and no sticky residue, etc.
The actual Velco material in the same form has the true hook on one side
and fuzzies on the other and holds tight like you wouldn't believe.
Wound up buying it to keep lengths of heavy duty (10/4 power cord)neat
and tidy. Works like a charm
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