Workshop Development #96: Finishing up the reely big issue, mostly...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 04-01-2014 01:50 PM 1253 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 95: I made good on the deal, after 17 months! Part 96 of Workshop Development series Part 97: Dual air compressor plumbing done, and lesson learned. »

So in my latest blogi installment on I go into some detail about how to install a Harbor Freight 50’ self retracting air / water hose reel without any help. The process is fairly easy as long as you are willing to make adjustments in your plan, and work with / around the features of the reel itself. The benefits of having an overhead hose reel include safety, a cleaner shop, and greatly improved ease of use.

With the exception of the connection between regulator and reel, this project is done. And until the rubber hose I have doing the job now fails, I don’t think there is any truly compelling reason to upgrade to larger hard line. Maybe in the future when I decide for reliability sake to upgrade, or if this does prove to be problematic / too restrictive and causing performance problems, then I would change it up, but for now it is quite effective…

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 03:09 PM

Glad you got your air up and running. I do most of my work with air at my multipurpose bench, so it works to have the compressor inside of that as well as the nailers and the blower. You, as I noted before, have a lot more use for air than I have.

Nice day here in La Conner. Getting a new dish washer installed installed, the old one is very noisy, although it does a decent job of cleaning the dishes.

When that shop of yours is up and running, and it sounds close, it will make a lot a difference in your productivity…...

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 03:41 PM

Actually, if it weren’t for the automotive stuff, and the spraying, I wouldn’t want the 29 gallon compressor, It eats space… And I could have gotten by with a simply hose drop from the ceiling with one of those coil hoses for running nailers at the bench…

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