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Old 04-06-2021, 06:58 AM   #1
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Looking for good way to store PVC fittings. Going back to the big box store is a real time killer for me. So when I buy PVC fittings I always buy a few extra to have on hand and maybe avoid a trip the next time I need one. I like to be able to grab a bucket of stuff and go rather than having to remember everything I need. Right now I keep a 5 gallon bucket of fittings with the primer, glue and cutter. Fittings are stored in ziplok bags by size and type. The fittings I need are always at the bottom of the bucket along with the glue. So I have to empty the whole bucket to get what I need. Looking for ideas to improve on the bucket.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:18 AM   #2
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:19 AM   #3
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I've just got the bucket for 1/2" and another for 3/4" and another for 1". If I used those things every day I might think of something else.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:29 AM   #4
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I think keep out of Light for long term storage (Sun or Bulbs) As for separating I just dig!!!
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:05 AM   #5
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I've just got the bucket for 1/2" and another for 3/4" and another for 1". If I used those things every day I might think of something else.
^^...or milk crates
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:10 AM   #6
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^^...or milk crates
Not quite to the same level as the sprinkler guys.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:14 AM   #7
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Great big ol' plastic tool box......I just dump and dig....too many different types to sort into groups
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:15 AM   #8
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I use the clear totes with lids from lowes. It's alot easier to access and view what's located inside.
I also have Teflon tape, tape measure with the other items you've listed
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:37 AM   #9
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i put them in a egg crate and put on shelf
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:38 AM   #10
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I have a couple of Old Type ( Nail Boxes ) Totes. that I built a little bigger for PVC fittings

Think of Junior High Shop Class projects.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:16 AM   #11
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I use these, they hold a lot of stuff and are moveable.

https://akro-mils.com/Products/Types.../AWS2460M30358
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:13 PM   #12
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clear plastic flat tub.

Just make sure you tighten your glue when you drop everything in the tub.

or you will end up and a tub full of glued parts. and have to start all over.
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:23 PM   #13
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My well guy showed up with all of his in a big duffel bag.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:58 PM   #14
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I use filing cabinets.8 drawers full. In each drawer are smaller clear shoe box size containers.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:01 PM   #15
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They sell some trays you can drop in a 5gal bucket. One per size would work.


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Old 04-06-2021, 11:30 PM   #16
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It probably won't make any difference because you will always need one more fitting than you have, no matter how organized they are.
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Old 04-07-2021, 03:50 AM   #17
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Clear plastic totes. 1 each for 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch. Separate one for all CPVC and a big tote for all large pvc.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:22 AM   #18
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Lots of good suggestions. If it's all going to be in a 5 gallon bucket, consider stringing up each size with para cord. At least that way you dig out all the same size pieces in one swoop.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:02 AM   #19
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I use the clear totes with lids from lowes. It's alot easier to access and view what's located inside.
I also have Teflon tape, tape measure with the other items you've listed
This
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:46 AM   #20
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Something like this collapsable tool tote. Itís wider than 5g bucket but not as deep. You wonít need to dig as deep for each fitting, and you have spots on the outside for cutters and Teflon and glue, hacksaw blades etc. dewalt makes a way better one but it $70

McGuire-Nicholas 22015 15-Inch Collapsible Tote https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JKL0WU...SFZWHQ29G68HPV


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Old 04-07-2021, 07:13 AM   #21
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Not really a answer for storage but I found a neat trick to keep your open can of glue from going bad. When you put the lid on set the can upside down on a shelf. I have a can I have been using for 2 years. Still as liquid as the day I first opened it. Dont do the primer that way.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:26 AM   #22
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I use a milk crate with a piece of card board I cut out as a separator. I just write on top of the divider what size it is.
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Old 04-07-2021, 11:05 AM   #23
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The tubs are base upon size of the fittings and each tub has a pvc cutter, glue, tape etc
Pull out a tub and you have all you need for that size.
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Old 04-08-2021, 01:23 PM   #24
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Milk Crates is what I use
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Old 04-08-2021, 01:39 PM   #25
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I keep all of mine in a big tote and dump them out on the floor when I need something. It’s not neat but it works for me.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:28 PM   #26
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That what buckets are for.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:32 PM   #27
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I use an old plastic tool box. Keeps the fittings clean and together.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:50 AM   #28
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Not really a answer for storage but I found a neat trick to keep your open can of glue from going bad. When you put the lid on set the can upside down on a shelf. I have a can I have been using for 2 years. Still as liquid as the day I first opened it. Dont do the primer that way.
wow thanks. I guess it kind of seals it
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Old 04-25-2021, 04:51 PM   #29
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Coffee cans(plastic) labels with a magic marker. I don’t keep near as many that I did before Hurricane Harvey. Had them in 3 milk crates then, I really wonder where most of them ended up. I did have a pretty good selection built up when the super freeze hit. Practically gave everyone away to those in need. Just saying..... cC
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