Air hoses can be a pain especially if you don’t have a retractable hose reel, but its important to take care of them if you want them to last.
If you’re not ready to invest in a Retractable Air Hose, here is a quick tip to increase the longevity of your hose so it wont kink or crack.
The key to storing air hoses is twisting the hose and allow it to wrap itself. This will create a coiling effect that won’t put any extra strain on the hose. When you forcefully wrap an air hose it stretches the rubber and can create cracks over time.
Once its all coiled up you cant just leave it on the floor you need a way to mount it.
A bicycle wall hook like this works great to hang the hose, because there is more than one point of contact on the hose which allows it to keep an evenly coiled shape. You can find these very cheap at your local home or hardware store.
If you want a unique look, mount an old car rim to the wall. Its a creative way to give your garage some character while keeping your air hose protected and off the floor.
While these are all great ways of keeping your air hose safe, the best way to keep your air hose safe is with an Eastwood Retractable Air Hose. After you are done with the hose, give it a slight pull and it will retract back onto the reel. If you are ready to make the investment for a Retractable Air Hose, don’t hesitate, you will never have to worry about your air hose again.
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– James R/EW