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Old 01-30-2013, 03:39 PM
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Extension cord jib arm

I got tired of alway tripping over the extension cords on the floor, so I built a light weight swinging jib arm that reaches almost to the middle of the shop. I used chain connector links to hold the electrical cord. This keeps a cord always handy but I can easily swing it out of the way.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:04 PM
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Nice Idea!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:36 PM
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:34 PM
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Put a cord reel on there and you'd be set. good thinking
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:08 PM
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Put a cord reel on there and you'd be set. good thinking
Was going to suggest the same thing. Add a shop air reel too. I've worked in a couple shops like this and it's an awesome setup. Get your oil and grease pumped in and you'll be a full service shop in no time!

Looks great. Need to build one of those.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:39 PM
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mount the two halogen worklights on the end would be awesome aswell.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:58 PM
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Great, ANOTHER project to add to the list, jeez! it never ends lol! Great idea, and thanks as this idea WILL be stolen by many of us. Props brother!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:51 AM
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I considered adding all the mentioned, but then I would be needing to build it out of 2x2 TS. I always had 10ft+ of cord at the end I would coil up on a rod hanging at the end that was a hook.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:19 AM
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Great Idea! I would do the air supply too. Wouldn't need to be a reel, just a hose. I've got a jib crane in the way for this in the shop but this might be a great thing to put outside the shop wit air for airing up tires etc...

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:40 AM
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:44 PM
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That is a great idea

If a guy used a piece of SCH40 pipe for the top tube, you could use that for the air. You'd just need a short hose at the pivot, and then a length of hose at the end.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:55 PM
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it does look good .

It just would not work for me for just a electrical cord perhaps hang a feeder off over the weld table .

Besides I work all over the shop and I kind of get used to having a air line, extension cord work cable and either a Torch Mig gun or stinger all braided so nice .

No matter how careful it happens all the time.
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I worked in a shop and the neiboring welding shop had a feeder on a boom.Looked like it worked real good.
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I'll have to copy also.

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:42 AM
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Awesome Idea! I am pretty sure this is how the hose/brush deal at the self serve car wash mounts up... wonder if the one down the street would notice if a few went missing...
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:19 PM
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I see why the light doesnt work!
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Make it over but this time out of 3/16 x 1.5 sq tube to be able to put everything on it suggested here lol great idea
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:25 PM
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Nice work!!!

I have short ceiling height in my shop(just over 7') so when I rewired everything I made roof outlets every other truss so i didnt have to drag a cord around.
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Can you quote me 2 or these


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I got tired of alway tripping over the extension cords on the floor, so I built a light weight swinging jib arm that reaches almost to the middle of the shop. I used chain connector links to hold the electrical cord. This keeps a cord always handy but I can easily swing it out of the way.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:05 AM
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Can you quote me 2 or these
I see this is your first post so I'm guessing you have an interest in fab but don't have all the tools yet so you can't make you own. If you do have the tools feel free to copy the design and build your own, I got the idea from my HS metal shop. Shipping these would cost as much as building them so its not practical to make these to ship.
I would bet you could go to Home Depot or a similar store and buy pieces that would bolt or screw together to do the same thing for you until you get a welder to build your own from steel. I mean 2x2 wood and some hinges could be used.
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