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Steve Immerman
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Postby Steve Immerman » Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:25 pm

I'm trying to figure out a good way to store a gazillion stringers that I pulled in the glory hole. I'm thinking that if I could find some clear plastic tubing, like the "store bought" stringers come in I could make my own holders. So far, I haven't been able to find anything like that. Anybody have any ideas for a source for this? Or a better idea for storage?

Thanks.

Steve

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Postby Richard Sinning » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:10 pm

Head for the home store and pick up some pieces of plastice pvc pipe and caps. Glue the caps on the end and voila, storage for stringers. A little strap hanger and they could be hung anywhere
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Postby Steve Immerman » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:13 pm

I had thought of that, but the PVC pipe I have is white. Does it come in a transparent PVC? I was kind of hoping to be able to see the colors.

Steve

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Postby Ron Coleman » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:31 pm

Tubes and Caps aka clear mailing tubes.

http://www.uline.com/Group_74.asp

I've seen longer ones too.

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Postby Rebecca M. » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:43 pm

Here's some more. Maybe a little less expensive. Check out the square tubes 2x24. They're on sale for .99 each. http://www.jcdanczak.com/our_products/cat_7.html

They sell hanging caps too which may be a good storage option.

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Postby dee » Sun Feb 22, 2004 4:06 pm

Steve Immerman wrote:I had thought of that, but the PVC pipe I have is white. Does it come in a transparent PVC? I was kind of hoping to be able to see the colors.

Steve


steve, being an unreformed packrat, i believe i have a bunch of dichroic frit tubes - would these help? andyes, they are clear and have caps on both ends....
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Postby camaro » Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:40 pm

Just a thought, I use clear tubing with plasic chair end caps, you can get the clear tubing various diameters. They work for me.
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Postby Steve Immerman » Sun Feb 22, 2004 7:19 pm

Dee - I need something at last a couple of feet long. Three feet might be best.

Camaro - do you mean flexible tubing?The shipping tubes might work, I just wish the were longer and narrower....

Steve

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Postby Gordon Exon » Sun Feb 22, 2004 7:50 pm

the tubes they sell for shop vacuum systems are clear. i don't know about the economics but clearly the source is there

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Postby Alecia Helton » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:16 pm

How about going to a housewares shop and buying storage for spaghetti noddles?

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Postby Kim Bellis » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:28 pm

Alecia:
I like that idea!!
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Postby Robyn Alexander » Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:27 am

Steve Immerman wrote:Dee - I need something at last a couple of feet long. Three feet might be best.

Camaro - do you mean flexible tubing?The shipping tubes might work, I just wish the were longer and narrower....

Steve


Tap Plastics sells plastic tubes 36" long. You can see them at:
http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=274&

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Postby Nancy Juhasz » Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:39 am

Steve, Did you ever think of making your own out of plastic or acrylic sheets? This place seems to have the stuff http://www.plaskolite.com/optix-acrylic-sheet.htm
I don't have time right now to do a good search need to be someplace in 20 minutes. Maybe use a broom stick or something as your guide gor size You could buy the caps. Nanc

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Postby Bellknap » Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:36 pm

Ok, don't look at the mess around it, but this is how I store my rods for lampworking. I bet you could use the same for your stringers. If you lay them on their side your stringer could hang out a little so you could see what you had easily. I got these at Home Depot and they cut them for me for free. Lydia of OhioImage

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Postby charlie » Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:40 pm

Steve Immerman wrote:I had thought of that, but the PVC pipe I have is white. Does it come in a transparent PVC? I was kind of hoping to be able to see the colors.

Steve


they make clear pvc, but it's hideously expensive, as compared to white pvc.

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Postby Geri Comstock » Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:47 pm

Steve -

Maybe a local plastics store might have something you could use. Here in CA we have Tapp Plastics and they have all kinds of strange plastic stuff that anyone could possibly want. I don't know if this is a national chain, though.

Geri

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Postby Peg » Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:51 am

I use empty tins than bottles of fine brandy and whisky come in.
Several of them.

Only downside is getting rid of the bottle and contents therein...


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