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Old 16-01-2020, 05:35 PM   #1
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Extension Reel

Hi all,
I have been driving myself mad with this problem and even after speaking with our sparky at work I am none the wiser.

I want to fix (to the wall) an extension cable in the garage so when I hoover I can pull the cable out and then wind back in again. I have found a few online that are automatic on the cable retrieval but are expensive.

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Product...xoC6NgQAvD_BwE

Ideally, I would fix a normal reel to the wall and then just pull it our and wind back in but the plugs are on the wrong way!

Does anyone have any ideas or solutions they have found, I want to avoid taking things out the garage and just have everything pulling out.

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Old 16-01-2020, 07:20 PM   #2
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Just looking at these for garage I’m down to these 2


Sealey CRM151 Cable Reel System Retractable 15mtr 1 x 230V Socket Amazon has it at £52 at present And CRM15 on FFX good

Just watch for Watt would and unwound I’m looking for at least 1000w wound and 1500 to 2000w unwound

Tic is a good company I have used them in past and that one is also meant to be good, if you don’t need the extra watts the Sealey CRM151 may well be good price

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Old 16-01-2020, 07:34 PM   #3
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Blank extension reels are available and I was thinking that with some modification you could have the supply end fed through the core of the reel but it would rotate when you wind and unwind the cable which means it would need to be plugged in after unwinding and unplugged when winding back.

Empty Cable reel (£13.95): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cobra-Empty...9199614&sr=8-1

Found a video on YouTube:
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Blank extension reels are available and I was thinking that with some modification you could have the supply end fed through the core of the reel but it would rotate when you wind and unwind the cable which means it would need to be plugged in after unwinding and unplugged when winding back.

Empty Cable reel (£13.95): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cobra-Empty...9199614&sr=8-1

Found a video on YouTube: Make your own Extension cord retractable reel - YouTube
Where would you fit the overload switch, never seen blank ones so that may come in handy for another project
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Why not rig some clamp / fixing up and bolt the bottom of the metal frame (what it stands on when used on floor) to the garage wall - so the actual reel is sideways on to the wall (hope that makes sense). If you arrange it do the handle is on the bottom it's easier to wind back up and the plug sockets are then on the top ???

Just thinking outside the box and a cheaper way of fixing it...hope it helps
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Where would you fit the overload switch, never seen blank ones so that may come in handy for another project
No overload switch, this is a ghetto reel

Personally, I don't like the idea, I'd go for a retractable.
I had a similar problem with plugging in the extension reel in my garage as the plug socket was at the far end but I moved the plug socket close to the door and it's much easier now to just plug in and walk with the reel while it unwinds
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Just looking at these for garage I’m down to these 2


Sealey CRM151 Cable Reel System Retractable 15mtr 1 x 230V Socket Amazon has it at £52 at present And CRM15 on FFX good

Just watch for Watt would and unwound I’m looking for at least 1000w wound and 1500 to 2000w unwound

Tic is a good company I have used them in past and that one is also meant to be good, if you don’t need the extra watts the Sealey CRM151 may well be good price
Thanks guys, glad I’m not the only one in this situation! Could you pop the link on for the £52 Amazon, I can’t find it.

Thanks again.
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I have one of these . No probs at all, assuming you don't mind manually winding it back in.
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