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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    I think in the bucket method there is a great possibility for the bucket to fall down when the extension cord is pulled. But all the methods are good..

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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    Over / under method for me. Easy and foolproof. Never have an issue or tangle.

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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    *bump*

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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    Quote Originally Posted by Dtcjem View Post
    Over / under method for me. Easy and foolproof. Never have an issue or tangle.
    ^^ this. The type of cord is important too. The typical orange and green ones are more of a PIA over time, especially in cooler temps. I have a couple 15ft-25ft ones I use for my leaf blower when drying and I'm not sure what brand they are but they are super flexible and don't "kink" or have a memory like many others. Over and Under gathering it up in my left hand and wrapping it with my right works like a charm.

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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    I tried the orange cord rollers and just like they said in that video, they just roll too tight at the bottom, no good.
    Used to do the old arm wrap but again, just like they say, makes it a hot mess to unwind.

    I have a 100ft cord from the old electric weed eater that I learned to daisy chain on, and for that it works great.
    Shorter cords it defiantly works but it isn't as handy.

    I really have to get better at the over/under roll.

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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    I have started using this and works for me.
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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Blackie View Post
    I really have to get better at the over/under roll.
    there's a few different ways to do the same thing, just need to find a way that makes it easier for you. here's another way of doing it as well...

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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    extension cords are just as important as the tools we use with them, so avoiding any sort of
    (licorice) twist from the start will extend more life to them...

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    how to coil an extension cord

    I don't think I could get used to that over under method. And don't ya just love it when a person leaves out important information such as how he said to tie it once you're done, but didn't even take a moment to show how to tie it...

    It's probably just me though, I'm the type of person that needs the directions to be complete when I happen to be following them... Leave them unfinished and I'm very bad at completing them sometimes. Same thing with typos, they tend to confuse the heck out of me and I have a hard time figuring out what people meant to say if their post is full of typos.

    I'll stick to the knot method that's been working for me. Plus it rolls up the cord twice as fast and ties itself.

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    Re: how to coil an extension cord

    Ive never looked forward to going to roll up an extension cord before...thanks! Gonna try this today.

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