Efficiently Store Extension Cords Without Making A Huge Tangled Or Knotted Mess!

There is some mysterious force that always transforms your stored extension cords into a tangled, knotted ball of frustration. Winding the cord around your arm to make a coil doesn’t seem to work once you put the coil on the floor and pick it back up.

With this video you’ll never have to worry about the extension cord tangling itself up, and you’ll be able to throw it around with no worries whatsoever.

DIY video: Efficiently Store Extension Cords Without Making A Huge Tangled Or Knotted Mess!

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22 thoughts on “Efficiently Store Extension Cords Without Making A Huge Tangled Or Knotted Mess!

  • February 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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    while I agree with that rolling a cord ( hose or rope ) around ones arm is a Big NO NO , I really disagree with the pretzel loop methodology equally. It puts a bunch of little kinks in the cord . It is a pain in the @ss to store , as it forms a monstrosity of a rat nest. The best recommendation is to roll it as if it were a hose or rope .

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  • March 22, 2015 at 1:39 pm
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    The chain braid or whatever you want to call it is fine I guess in warmer weather. Try that up here in ND , E. montana and you get waves in the whole cord.

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  • March 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm
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    is good and do do it this way a lot but dont push through pull through less work and way faster

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  • March 23, 2015 at 10:42 am
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    Great idea that’s how dad showed me to do it when I was in 5 th grade. Here is an add on to that. When you finally find the middle, use a marsh pen or piece of duct tape to mark center. That way just pick it up, start, weaving. Good job with the video also. Aloha, Walaka.

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  • November 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm
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    Still looks like a tangled mess that won’t unravel when it’s cold. Wrap it up like you’re pulling in a lasso and when you get to the end, wrap that around the loop once (so now it has a loop up top and one on the bottom) and pull it through the top loop and you’re done. No twists, no mess, it’s not 800 feet long, it’ll roll out when it’s cold, and you can toss it around without it coming undone. This video is crap.

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  • January 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm
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    Those tight kinks will degrade the cord faster, and add resistance. Just like bending a piece lf metal back and forth too far.

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  • January 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm
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    I’ve been doing that for 30plus years. You can’t do that with cheap cords though, they won’t last. I even towed a truck with one, worked Damn well and still use that cord.

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  • January 23, 2016 at 5:06 pm
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    “over under” is better. Everything else is a waste of time 🙁

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  • April 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm
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    I use that often with long ropes and extension cords. As long as the extension cord is not too stiff it works great. I learned this while directing microwave radio antenna alignments performed by construction crews on very tall radio towers. They use a lot of long ropes.

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