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Offline Chris Wong

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Systainer Modification: Hose Storage and More
« on: March 18, 2020, 01:03 AM »
I got tired of tripping over the hose on the floor so I made a quick hose hanger and bolted it onto the end of a Systainer. I’ve currently got a sander stored inside the Systainer and 4” F-Clamps hung from the other end. I’m still figuring out how to optimize it, but so far I really like this addition.
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Offline Kevin C.

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Re: Systainer Modification: Hose Storage and More
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 11:09 PM »
Really good idea! Slightly cheaper than the tool rack from Festool too.

Offline jroth33139

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Re: Systainer Modification: Hose Storage and More
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 12:12 PM »
Smart! Sometimes it’s the simple things that make a difference. I shamelessly stole the idea. Thanks!

Offline Tom in SoCal

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Re: Systainer Modification: Hose Storage and More
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 05:10 PM »
I went even simpler;  aided by the fact that I use a Sys-toolbox on top of my vac.

The SysToolbox has a hollow handle, and I found I could easily fabricate a piece that slides into the end of the open handle, and has a peg that sticks up far enough to keep the hose from falling off.  An added advantage is I can park my hose brush on the peg so it is always at hand.

A small zip tie ensures it won't work its way loose.  There is a slot in the Sys-toolbox handle so no new holes are required.

You'll see a second hole in the photo;  this was pre-existing in the scrap I used for this and unrelated to this application.

If I had it to do over again, I'd make the peg shorter;  someday when I'm bored I'll cut it down a bit.  But otherwise it works great, and I really like always having the brush handy.

« Last Edit: March 21, 2020, 05:17 PM by Tom in SoCal »

Offline PeterK

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Re: Systainer Modification: Hose Storage and More
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 06:46 PM »
Tom in SoCal - well I hope I don’t get sued stealing your idea! 😆

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Systainer Modification: Hose Storage and More
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 06:48 PM »
Nice ideas - I’m not quite there yet making something, but the open toolbox is handy, for now.
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