So what will you need to get the simple project started?
1) A 5 gallon bucket as I used or a plastic container that you can store a single cord in.
2) A drill and a hole saw big enough to get your plug through.
3) Your tangled extension cord.
Start by untangling your cord, of course and lay it in the hot sun. Laying it in the sun will make it more flexible and easier to wind into the bucket! Trust me it makes it a lot easier, when I use my Bucket cord in the cold weather its a little harder to wind in but well worth it.
Then with your drill and hole saw, cut a single whole down next to the bottom of the bucket, (see figure 1). Fish about 4 inches of the cord out.
Then start to wind the cord into the bucket, take your time and wind it all in in one direction, (see figure 2). This will make thing much easier when you use it later.
Finally when you are done you will have a wonderful "Cord in a Bucket" that is so easy to use, rewind and store. My buckets have lids, so that I can stack them!
|Notice the plug for the outlet is still sticking out of the bottom of the bucket!|
When you need to use it. Just sit the bucket next to an outlet, plug the cord into the outlet and pull out however much cord you need to use, when you are done just rewind the cord back in the bucket and its ready for next time! So easy a Caveman could do it, lol!
James 1 " My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. ..."
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