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5-Minute-Project: Ultra Simple PVC Wire De-clutterers

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While enjoying a week of holiday with my grandparents , I picked a selection of gadgets and carried those with me .

My Kaoss Pad , several RCA cables , Chargers , Earphones , All and every one had a lot of messy and disorganized cables .

While I was "Inspectioning" my GP's shed i Found some 3/4" PVC pipe , and the Idea came in .

In this instructables I'll teach how to make some Quick and Dirty Pvc

I took most of the picture with my iPhone .
 
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Step 1: What you need to found

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A Piece of 3/4" inch PVC ( yet 1/2" , 1" may work )

PVC cutters or similar tool (a.k.a. Hacksaw) ( dig in the toolbox , I know what i'm saying!)

Some kind of wire to de-clutter (du'h)

Step 2: Clean the PVC

You Don't know how many weeks(years!?) has that ol' Piece of PVC .

Use some Dish Soap to clean it

Step 3: Measure Once, Cut once the PVC

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An Inch or half works Efficiently.

Use the cutting appliance and cut that .

Step 4: Cut Half Lengthways

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Follow the Picture

Step 5: Coil a little bit the cables

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Using your hand make a wide-ish coil with the cable

Step 6: Insert the Coil thru the Pipe

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Self Explanatory

Step 7: Repeat Process

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Repeat the Process a necessary (ie for each of your cables)

And Enjoy the view!
naim5 days ago

Hi

Is the last view from Beirut?

jesbud5 years ago
If you're like me you probably have a hundred patchcords and transformers. These pvc sleeves would make them very easy to lable and keep organized using a shrpie marker. Thanks for the great idea.
chriszzz5 years ago
I just use rubber bands. No cutting or scrounging around for PVC pipes needed. I also just tie the cables around themselves. They stay in place, but tend to become a little curly after a while.
dix-huit6 years ago
Who the hell is taking their Kaoss Pad on holiday with their Grandparents? Good work!
acaz93 (author)  dix-huit6 years ago
The same Kaotic boy that wrote this 'ible!
dchall86 years ago
This is a great idea. I just went to using 1/2-inch HPVC connector fittings for my ear buds. The fittings are $0.25 each but pipe would be much less expensive. For my larger (power) cables I use some very sturdy toilet paper rolls I got at a hotel. Get the tool pictured in steps 3 and 4. I do PVC projects now that I have the cutting tool. If I had to use a hacksaw I would never do another PVC project. The tool goes through PVC like a hot knife through butter. Also this is a good place to mention it, I don't coil my wires anymore. I fold them in half, then in half again, and repeat until they are manageable and fit into the ring I'm putting them in. When I pull them out of the ring they just unfold without knotting or tangling.
acaz93 (author)  dchall86 years ago
thanks, Those T. Paper rolls are like 2" inches wide ,right? , i saw some at my school. and deffinetely ,yes, The PVC cutting tool pays itself in A couple of months
dchall8 acaz936 years ago
These TP rolls are normal, household size but very sturdy. They're like a shipping tube only 4 inches long.