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Anti-Trip Hose Cover

08/24/2015 3:36 PM

Years ago, when I was working as a machinist, I remember these 6" or 8" wide rubber strips that were put on top of rubber air hoses that ran along the floor; blow-off hoses for the machines. They were there so people wouldn't trip on the hoses. Beveled on each side like a speed bump. And low profile.

I look for them now, and all I see is big hard plastic types that you can drive across. Or really narrow ones, about 3" wide that are too light to stay in place. What I've found are listed as "cable protectors". I'm not sure if those are what I'm looking for. Anyone know where I can get the wide rubber ones? Or what they are called?

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08/24/2015 4:37 PM

Those are similar to what I'm looking for, but I believe what I'm looking for was made specifically for machine shop floors, for air hoses. Not so much to protect whats under it, but more to just prevent tripping and stay within OSHA standards.

And these you showed me appear to be only available in Europe. I'm in the States. But thank you.

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08/24/2015 4:40 PM

With OSHA the cure may be worse than the ailment.

Floor Cord Covers

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08/24/2015 4:59 PM

Roadies and stagehands use duct tape, maybe some sort of heavy-duty tape?

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08/25/2015 10:34 AM

Thank you. I've already done the obvious and performed image searches just like these three links you've sent, before even coming here. This didn't work, that's why I've posted the question on CR4.

As I've said, most of these are hard plastic and fairly high profile. Or they have a very small base to height ratio, which makes them even more of a trip hazard than the hose alone would cause. The steep angles on many make it hard for shop cart (golf cart) to traverse, and the hard plastic and light weight also makes them prone to just slide along in front of wheels of said shop cart. The hinged ones are also prone to the hinged top flipping open at inopportune times.

The closest thing to what I'm searching for is this:

The features it has that I require are: 1. open bottom for quick lay down and pick up over hose (which also gives it a lower profile); 2. large base to height ratio makes it less "trippy"; 3. flexible dense rubber gives it some heft to stay in place, less slippage, and easy to cut to length.

Unfortunately, this one image did not lead to any usable site, nor identifying information. I believe the ones I've seen in the past were specifically for air hose on shop floors, and not just generically for electrical cables. So searching "cable covers" isn't really giving me the right category.

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08/25/2015 7:56 PM

This might work if I trimmed the slot much wider. But I can't find a US source for it. But thank you.

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08/25/2015 7:03 PM

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These are good for 3/4 inch.
I have some and it is split on th ebottom. Their pic does not show the split.

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08/25/2015 7:59 PM

Thanx silvCrow. Like I told Fredski, yours might also work if I trim the slot much wider with a box cutter. This one is sold in the US. I might go with this if I can't find exactly what I'm looking for.

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08/25/2015 10:40 PM

http://www.uline.com/BL_587/Cable-Protectors
Something like this?

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09/18/2015 2:55 AM

Yancheng Laiyuan Electric Equipments Co.Ltd. supply industrial heater for heating process.

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