Originally Posted by Emh142
Has anyone found a simple solution to compressing sewage hoses for storage? I carry long med and short hoses. Getting them crammed into the drawer is a real pain after they're out of the box.
Try this… Get a piece of PVC pipe that is small enough to fit inside
the slinky but large enough to almost
fill the slinky. Cut it to the same length as your compressed slinky or just slightly longer. Mount a flange permanently on one end of the PVC pipe to keep the slinky from sliding off. Make sure the outside diameter of the flange is still small enough to fit into your existing slinky storage tube.
Use another flange for the other end, but don't fasten it on; a slip-fit is fine. Once you have slid the PVC pipe into your slinky, a lightweight bungee cord from one flange to the other will hold the slip-fit flange in place, and make the entire slinky into one solid compressed tube that's easy to handle. If the bungee would be in the way of fitting the thing inside your storage tube, you can run the bungee cord inside
the PVC pipe, but running the bungee on the outside if there's room also turns the bungee into a convenient carrying handle.