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Old 10-14-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Had to roll up a ton of bx that was temp run in a garage today, was thinking, how can i roll it up neater and faster...

Painters left about 20 plastic buckets, so i drilled a hole just below the ridges near the top of the bucket, below the hole the sides of the bucket are entirely smooth.

Stick one end of the bx in the hole and roll the bucket over the bx to roll it up. Once all the bx is rolled up, snip off or pull out the end from the hole, stand the bucket up so that the rolled bx slides to the bottom. tie it up to create a nice and neat roll of bx


seems simple and has probably been thought of, but the guys i were with hadnt seen it done like that
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Had to roll up a ton of bx that was temp run in a garage today, was thinking, how can i roll it up neater and faster...

Painters left about 20 plastic buckets, so i drilled a hole just below the ridges near the top of the bucket, below the hole the sides of the bucket are entirely smooth.

Stick one end of the bx in the hole and roll the bucket over the bx to roll it up. Once all the bx is rolled up, snip off or pull out the end from the hole, stand the bucket up so that the rolled bx slides to the bottom. tie it up to create a nice and neat roll of bx


seems simple and has probably been thought of, but the guys i were with hadnt seen it done like that
Neither have I. I'll have to give that one a try when I get the chance.
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Buckets is the only way to roll



You can use 2 buckets to easily figure-8 loose conductors, welding cables, cords, etc
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Buckets is the only way to roll



You can use 2 buckets to easily figure-8 loose conductors, welding cables, cords, etc
thats a great idea as well!

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"seems simple and has probably been thought of"
Not by me, good idea, I appreciate it. Welcome dude.
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Had to roll up a ton of bx that was temp run in a garage today, was thinking, how can i roll it up neater and faster...

Painters left about 20 plastic buckets, so i drilled a hole just below the ridges near the top of the bucket, below the hole the sides of the bucket are entirely smooth.

Stick one end of the bx in the hole and roll the bucket over the bx to roll it up. Once all the bx is rolled up, snip off or pull out the end from the hole, stand the bucket up so that the rolled bx slides to the bottom. tie it up to create a nice and neat roll of bx


seems simple and has probably been thought of, but the guys i were with hadnt seen it done like that

I think you mean MC and not bx.
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thats a great idea as well!
I'm guessing you saw this gem:
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