I got tired of winding my vacuum hoses up by hand so I made a hose reel. I know it's a monster but I used what I had. The sides are 3/4 plywood, the take up is a 50 gallon drum, I made a different one with a 30 gallon drum but didn't like it so I changed the design and all I had was a 50. It spins on 2 bar stool plates which are 2 plates sandwiched together with bearings in between which work great and are only $16 each. The handles that I grab to spin it go around the entire drum on both sides and are made of 3/4 PVC pipe. That was only $18. The handles ( 3/4 PVC pipe) had to be heated with a torch and bent around another drum I had to get the shape but when they cooled I couldn't get them perfect but nothing is on this reel. I also made a 110 gallon recovery tank out of two 55 Gallon drums. I connected them at the base with 1 1/2 PVC so they both fill evenly (in theory) and I also put 2 drains at bottom of both drums that I hook a hose too. It seems to work great. If I did carpets all day every day I would buy the manufactured hose reels and recovery tanks but for the amount I do this works great.