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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:54 pm • # 21 
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pearow wrote:
I'm a cheap old codge so I've been using pvc for a while. The black pvc looks the best but man, they have raised the price. Electrical pvc is gray, which gives a different color choice. I've been painting my thin wall white pvc with the plastic paint they sell at wally world. It sticks pretty good if you wipe the pvc down beforehand with acetone although it will chip pretty easily. I paint it and use duct tape on the bottom so I only have to buy one cap which saves a little! (Cliff is gonna laugh when he reads this because he knows how frugal I am!!!)-p-


Pearow, If you lightly sand it with some fairly fine sandpaper and then wipe down with acetone, the paint will stick much better.

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:12 am • # 22 
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good idea grass n'glass; slotting those caps; I'll use that-p-


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:54 pm • # 23 
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For building rod cases if you can find Schedule 30 PVC you will find it is much lighter than Schedule 40. It uses the same fittings and caps but it has a larger inside diameter than the equivalent Sch 40 so you can use a smaller size.


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:00 pm • # 24 
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http://www.pipeconx.com/products/caps/

Paid 4 dollars and it works perfectly.
A cork stopper would work as well as a rubber sink drain stopper.


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:11 am • # 25 
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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:32 am • # 26 
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I use the thin 1-1/4" pvc pipe. Much lighter than sch 40. Unforuntately can't find it in 1.5" for the salwtater rod


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:14 pm • # 27 
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fastyacht wrote:
I use the thin 1-1/4" pvc pipe. Much lighter than sch 40. Unforuntately can't find it in 1.5" for the salwtater rod
A 1.5" ID T12 fluorescent light tube protector is less than $4.00 and makes a good ultralight rod case for backpacking. And they can be had in colors!

If you can find one a T17 tube protector is 21/8" diameter


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:33 pm • # 28 
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Brian, thanks for this really cheap practical idea. I have used PVC pipe for years, but it is heavy, and if shipping a rod it's expensive.

Larry


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:40 am • # 29 
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Brian_Miller wrote:
fastyacht wrote:
I use the thin 1-1/4" pvc pipe. Much lighter than sch 40. Unforuntately can't find it in 1.5" for the salwtater rod
A 1.5" ID T12 fluorescent light tube protector is less than $4.00 and makes a good ultralight rod case for backpacking. And they can be had in colors!

If you can find one a T17 tube protector is 21/8" diameter


Great idea! Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: cheap rod cases
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:50 pm • # 30 
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I have a friend who uses one of those light tubes. It does offer some protection. I decided to try one of these, medium size: http://www.tenkarabum.com/rod-cases.html . Harder case, and adjustable length. Maybe a bit bulky for just one rod, but I almost always take a backup.


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