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# 181219 6-Oct-2015 22:14
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Hoping someone may be able to help. My google foo is failing me on this one.
I'm wanting to get a retractable cord that will hook to a bar in my roof that will retract a cord pulling the nozel of the hose on my shop vac skyward when I'm not holding onto it.
I don't want it to latch at any point. Just recoil when I'm not touching the hose. I know this sort of thing exits however I cannot find the sort of thing I'm looking for. Does this sort of cord have a special name or is it just one of those items that has a really generic name?




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  # 1401379 6-Oct-2015 22:19
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Vacuum hose reel



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  # 1401382 6-Oct-2015 22:26
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Thanks but from what I can find that will take the whole hose and real it up I'm more looking for something that will just take the nosel of the hose upwards. More like the sort of thing you get when you get a I.D badge. Just scaled up with a bit more string length and able to take a bit more weight.




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  # 1401386 6-Oct-2015 22:36
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Can you use cheap bunjy cords or use a pulley (or two) and a counterweight?




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  # 1401394 6-Oct-2015 22:59
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Dynamic: Can you use cheap bunjy cords or use a pulley (or two) and a counterweight?


Don't think a bunjy cord would work as it needs to move from about 0 to ~1m. Pulley with counterweight is a good idea however it is likely to get in the way as there is not a lot of vertical room for that sort of thing.




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  # 1401410 7-Oct-2015 00:03
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Ok I think I have found it now. Looks like they are called spring balances.




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  # 1401446 7-Oct-2015 06:32
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Some garden centres sell this type of thing for hanging baskets, so can manage a bit of weight.
Pull the basket down to water and then a gentle push to put it back up

http://www.amazon.co.uk/garden/dp/B00BPC3LJY

 

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=hanging+basket+pull+down+to+water&qpvt=hanging+basket+pull+down+to+water&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=A0C6F37FD95046B96152A0C6F37FD95046B96152

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