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  1. #1
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    Where to store tig rods

    I'm going to make some pvc tubes to store my tig filler rods in. My question is do the tubes need to be stored in a certain way, in other words to I need to keep them in a dry atmosphere, is garage ok?

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    Re: Where to store tig rods

    I keep my Tig rods in PVC too. My shop is not heated.
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    Re: Where to store tig rods

    Love PVC I keep everything in it in my non climate controled shop I do pour some desiccant beads in with the stick electrodes and fluxed brazing rods but never had trouble with Tig filler getting funky

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    Re: Where to store tig rods

    Quote Originally Posted by formernuke View Post
    is garage ok?

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    Re: Where to store tig rods

    One tip I learned is to have about 12” on the top part to unscrew. Makes it much easier to pull a rod with a glove on. My first plan was just add cap to end but that was hard to use.

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    Re: Where to store tig rods

    I use the tube too.

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    Re: Where to store tig rods

    I got the stuff to make 3 tubes, I used caps that are flat because they are cheaper and if I want to store vertically it makes it easier. There are two joints that way I can get easier access to smaller rods. Total cost 18.50 US for three holders with a 12 inch section to spare. 1-1/2 pvc holds 10 lbs of ER70 very well.

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    Re: Where to store tig rods

    Nothing against the PVC, but ^^ he spent 2/3 of what it costs to get 3 RodGuards, had to take all the time to make them, and just IMO the finished product is never as polished, easy to open, as well sealing against the elements, attractive, nor lightweight if you want to take a few along somewhere. Not to diminish anyones efforts that have made theirs, but there's no reasonable argument to do so. RodGuard makes a tig rod holder for a mere $10 that has rubber seals, twist locking lid, and doesn't take up all that space a PVC does. Lightweight and portable too. Love mine. You'll spend as much or more making PVC and end up with a heavy, bulky, plain white chunk of plastic. As with everything RodGuard, it'll take the abuse. I can 100% guarantee where brittle PVC will crack or break if it hits the ground the RodGuard will bounce every time with zero damage. I sailed one with 10 lbs of rods in it across a parking lot to a buddy to take with him on a job. It bounced once, slide 20 feet and he tossed it in the truck.

    The ribs and texture on them make it very high traction so even the thickest gloves have no issue getting into them and putting them back closed. The caps are about 14" tall.


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    EDIT: The last pic is showing 5 lbs of rods and it's barely taking any space up inside.
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