Long Term Storage Tubes


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bfd
July 20, 2009, 06:37 PM
I made some storage tubes out of pvc pipe , one end has a threaded cap the other glued, My Dad and I made some 25 years ago and we still use them. We use them to store beans, wheat and other food products. I think they would work for guns and ammo to. So I got to wondering if there would be a market to sell them. Or would most ppl just go to the plumming dept.and make their own ? What do you think ?

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stevemis
July 20, 2009, 06:42 PM
If it's time to bury them, it's time to dig 'em up. I personally wouldn't use PVC to store my firearms... that's what a safe is for.

DeepSouth
July 20, 2009, 06:55 PM
I have heard there was something like this marketed back in the 80's when there was a big 'survivalist' craze going around. I was a teenager then so I don't know.

there is always this (http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/wood115.html).

To answer your question, I think most people would make their own.

Deltaboy
July 20, 2009, 08:10 PM
Folks have been using them for years in the South to hide things from folks.

j-easy
July 20, 2009, 08:12 PM
i would just make my own, pvc is extremely easy to work with i built my own pvc target stands following a guide and im not much of a builder

bigfatdave
July 20, 2009, 08:43 PM
Sounds like a DIY project to me.

LRaccuracy
July 20, 2009, 09:13 PM
I know several people that have made these and burried their guns and ammo. I also see them on top of pick-up trucks where they are used to store tools. I would not think there is much of a market for something like this when you can make them so easily. But then they sold a rock in a box once and it sold millions. Go for it if you think it will sell.

Mot45acp
July 20, 2009, 09:25 PM
Cheaper Than Dirt has some for sale.

everallm
July 20, 2009, 10:10 PM
Do NOT use PVC for long term storage, particularly if it can get warm or hot.

PVC will outgas both volatile organic compounds (that "new car" smell) as well as chlorine. If its a sealed unit the chlorine along with any moisture to make HCl will corrode most any metal over time.

Use polythene products

ohgrady
July 21, 2009, 12:42 AM
If you don't know how to cut up PVC pipe there is always......:rolleyes:

http://safecastleroyal.com/category_72/Bury-Em-Tubes.html

Considering the price of PVC pipe, it seems like a pretty good profit - if you can sell them

crazy-mp
July 21, 2009, 01:13 AM
Do NOT use PVC for long term storage, particularly if it can get warm or hot..
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Use polythene products

Polythene products work great if you have a machine to melt your joints together, or want to spend the money for mechanical joints (metal). It is recommended that you not use regular PVC glue because some types break down the pipe.

PVC is cheaper and it is easier to work with. You should not have too much gas build up as long as your pipe is not direct from the factory, which most of the time is is not, or you can let your pipe air out for a few weeks to be on the safe side.

Pack
July 22, 2009, 12:32 AM
This goes back maybe 10 years or so ago, but at that time, both at gun shows and in publications like The Sportsman's Guide (probably the special "shooting" catalog") and Cheaper Than Dirt were selling what appeared to be great ones.

They were definitely military surplus (stenciled like we'd see on a standard ammo can) and very well made - IIRC, they claimed to be canisters the Navy used to drop sonar equipment into the sea. Definitely not PVC. These were solid (not sealed, simply made without an opening) at one end, and sealed with a screw cap and multiple gaskets at the other.

Does anyone remember these? I'd love to find one, just because. My google is generally very strong, but I've done exhaustive searches with every combination of words I could think to call one of the darn things.

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