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Offline mbs

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Home made hose/cord sleeve
« on: December 06, 2015, 10:32 AM »
I wanted a hose sleeve but didn't want to pay for one.  My wife had some extra fabric and sewed a double thick sleeve around the hose.  Since the hose is attached to a boom arm, a full length sleeve wasn't needed.  It works great!  The hose slides over the corners of the bench very easily and the cord is secured nicely.  She's going to make me a few more for the other hoses.

Total cost: about a $0.50 in material plus one honey do.  And, there is a built in security device - no Man is going to steal a festool hose with flowers and Bears printed on it!


« Last Edit: December 06, 2015, 10:37 AM by mbs »

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Offline tony_sheehan

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 10:49 AM »
It's very pretty, that's for sure

Offline neilc

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 10:54 AM »
Very cool.

I think she should make you an apron to match!

Looks like she sewed the seam on the outside.  I was going to say that sewing the seam on the inside and then getting that turned right side out would have been a bit of a challenge!


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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 11:22 AM »
I think it's awesome. Plies teddy bears and flowers says...."yeah....they're teddy bears and flowers.....SO WHAT....WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT?!?!?!?!?.
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Offline mbs

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 11:27 AM »
Very cool.

I think she should make you an apron to match!

Looks like she sewed the seam on the outside.  I was going to say that sewing the seam on the inside and then getting that turned right side out would have been a bit of a challenge!

I already have a shop apron.  I'm not man enough to wear a matching apron!  That's crossing the line in my opinion  [big grin]

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2015, 12:35 PM »
This is genius. I'm going to have my aunt make me one of these with a zipper. She's a sowing connoisseur and regularly sows up my beloved work pants that my gf keeps trying to throw away. Too much info, sorry but this is a great idea tell your wife thanks!
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Offline Corwin

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2015, 07:20 PM »
Nice! I almost missed this thread. And I know someone that has a new sewing machine... Maybe grandpa will get a new hose-cover for Christmas.

Thanks for having the guts to share this.  [eek] [scared] [tongue]

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 09:56 PM »
mbs,  you made a great point, that we really only need two or three feet of hose cover for it to be effective.  Now you've got me thinking...

Thanks

Offline Kev

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 10:16 PM »
Hmmm ... from bare hose to bear hose. Sneaky [wink]


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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 12:08 PM »
Good job!  I wonder if one could achieve the same effect by using a strong velcro rather than sewing it up completely.
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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 04:43 PM »
Good job!  I wonder if one could achieve the same effect by using a strong velcro rather than sewing it up completely.

I have some stuff coming from wirecare.com
I'll post if it goes well... should be here next week.

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Offline mdc

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2015, 02:11 PM »
Wow, that's cool! I already wanted to ask my wife to give me something our of her fabric storage for something similar. Now I have an evidence that others have similar ideas. Thank you

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2015, 03:58 PM »
That is a nice bit of sewing and great material.

I was about to bump into some scaffolding whilst walking past a building under repair and noticed that here in the UK the scaffolders have very neat covers for the scaffold members at street level that just zip on over the 2" poles to help people see them in low light. They must be pretty cheap as they were used on 20 -30 poles on the project and are about the right size for a 27 mm hose with a tandem cable.

I am sure that there will be an expert with the detail here any minute.

Peter

Offline Ironmantrev

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2015, 09:46 PM »
You didn't happen to grab one or two off the scaffold legs on your recent stroll did you Peter

Offline Ironmantrev

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2015, 10:25 PM »
For whatever reason, the rest of my post didn't show up.

I have never seen anything like this before, but honestly have not paid attention. The scaffolding I rented to paint our house certainly didn't have anything like this on it. Wonder if it is possibly a UK thing, or something cities do, regardless of where they are in the world, as a cheap means of insurance to keep people from hurting themselves, etc.

Take a pic and post it if you see it again/think of it Peter. Interested to see.

Offline Corwin

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 10:56 PM »
Is this similar to what you bumped into?




Offline Cheese

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2015, 11:44 PM »

I have some stuff coming from wirecare.com
I'll post if it goes well... should be here next week.

Holmz...FWIW...I covered the hoses and cords of my C22 and Midi in Flexo Ogre from Wire Care. It works really well with equipment that can use large radius movements such as the TS and Domino. For small sanders that need flexibility of movement in confined spaces, the Festool zippered cloth option is a better choice. 

Offline Holmz

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2015, 05:45 AM »
Thanks @Cheese ... I may say Oof-Da when it comes in, but I think I got the right stuff. Some is solely for cords.

Offline mbs

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2015, 07:14 AM »
Hmmm ... from bare hose to bear hose. Sneaky [wink]

Very Clever!

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2015, 07:25 AM »
Is this similar to what you bumped into?



No, what I saw was a sleeve, made of a tough nylon or synthetic material, with a zip running the whole length. The material was high viz and there was no padding at all. There was room inside for a scaffolding pole and so easily enough for a 27 mm hose and cable.

Peter

Offline mbs

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2015, 07:33 AM »
Good job!  I wonder if one could achieve the same effect by using a strong velcro rather than sewing it up completely.

I'm glad to see people are improving upon the idea.  I think the strong velcro would work.  I'd use 1" wide velcro or wider. 

A zipper would probably be better. 

A quick look at Amazon suggest that Velcro would cost around $5 per hose and a Zipper would cost around $15 per hose.     

Offline mbs

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2015, 07:38 AM »

I have some stuff coming from wirecare.com
I'll post if it goes well... should be here next week.

Holmz...FWIW...I covered the hoses and cords of my C22 and Midi in Flexo Ogre from Wire Care. It works really well with equipment that can use large radius movements such as the TS and Domino. For small sanders that need flexibility of movement in confined spaces, the Festool zippered cloth option is a better choice.

I was looking for something similar to this stuff before I asked my wife to sew a sleeve.  It's reasonably priced material.  Which Diameter Flexo did you get?  Will the ends fray?  How much does it stretch around the diameter?

thanks.

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2015, 10:00 AM »

I was looking for something similar to this stuff before I asked my wife to sew a sleeve.  It's reasonably priced material.  Which Diameter Flexo did you get?  Will the ends fray?  How much does it stretch around the diameter?

thanks.

@mbs
I used Flexo in 1"diameter and it took about 17'-18' to cover the hose because it has to expand. I also used a small nylon wire tie with heatshrink over the top to secure the Flexo on both ends.

Yes it does fray unless you cut it with a hot knife.

Below are a couple of photos of the C 22 & the Midi to help you out.

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Offline mbs

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2015, 11:37 AM »
Great infor, Cheeze. thanks for the pics.
 

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2015, 10:24 AM »
Here are a couple more options I stumbled upon. TechFlex Weld-Wrap & FireFlex. Color choice is nonexistent but it would make replacing faulty Plug-It power cords a lot easier.

* Techflex Weld-Wrap 2.pdf (1759.67 kB - downloaded 469 times.)

* Techflex FireFlex 2.pdf (1356.01 kB - downloaded 284 times.)

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2015, 10:53 AM »
Have you seen the prices?!
More expensive then the hose itself!
- Weld Wrap 1½" at €40/m excl.VAT
- Fire Flex 1½" at €35/m excl.VAT
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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2015, 11:08 AM »
Have you seen the prices?!
More expensive then the hose itself!
- Weld Wrap 1½" at €40/m excl.VAT
- Fire Flex 1½" at €35/m excl.VAT


No I hadn't...I just saw the velcro and liked that idea, as I'm not looking forward to re-wraping my hoses when the Plug-It goes south.

Hmm interesting, a new 27mm x 3.5M hose is $120 and Fire Flex for the same hose is $122. I wonder if TechFlex is actually another division of Tooltechnic. [eek]


Offline lunchman

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2015, 01:50 PM »
I saw the wrap offered by ToolNut and thought homemade would be easier (and cheaper). (I did order the belt hook thing, though).  Cheaper, yes. Easier, not quite. But that's only because I can't sew. BTW, I DO like the OP's fabric.

I had some leftover canvas material from a patio umbrella repair and figured why not give it a try? Plus, it's green. I grabbed the swatch of material and measured out a length. My biggest issue was threading the darn sewing machine. Man, what a major cussing session that was! 

I wanted to hem the canvas on all 4 edges since it's prone to fraying. After finally winning the threading battle, I sewed the hems. Mind you, I have never used this machine or ever attempted sewing, but I kept a straight line and it turned out decent. 

To attach the sleeve, I used Velcro with an adhesive back. It helps that my b-i-l once worked for them so I've got this stuff on hand.

The Hook side -



And the opposite Loop side -



The Velcro rolls -



And attached to my CT26 -



I've not used it yet but am assuming it will help stop the hose from getting caught on the guide rails. I'm not concerned about the power cord fitting inside it and it might not.

-Dom

Offline TheSergeant

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2015, 02:32 PM »
Great job guys!  The covers look great.  Definitely dig the fabric choice of the OPs sleeve  [thumbs up]

Question: Is there a demand for these covers? I haven't seen them being sold anywhere, except with the festool hose, and the only other thing I've seen OTC is the braided cover.  What's everyone's preference?  Full length velcro, full length zipper, slightly looser fit that tapers on each end via velcro or zipper?  Stretchy lighter weight fabric for a tight fit or more durable (but also much abrasive) material like cordura? 

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Re: Home made hose/cord sleeve
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2015, 03:12 PM »
@TheSergeant

You'll see these type of velcroed or zip wraps in a welding environment. People use them to protect cables and hoses from abrasion and damage. There are several companies that make them in different materials and sizes. They are usually some sort of high denier Kevlar/nylon ballistic material or sometimes leather. Prices seem to range from reasonable to "OH MY GOD"

A google search on welding cable wrap should give you some hits. Here's one that came up on my search:

https://www.ahh.biz/gnarly-wraps/hose_and_cable_protector_sleeve_nylon_1050d_ballistic.php

This stuff looks interesting as well:

http://www.electriduct.com/Self-Closing-Braided-Wrap.html

http://www.electriduct.com/Hook-Loop-Side-Entry-Cable-Wrap-Sleeving.html
« Last Edit: December 11, 2015, 03:18 PM by rvieceli »