|01-14-2007 05:14 PM|
The thin stuff
|08-14-2006 06:26 AM|
PVC rod tubes
There are several types of PVC tubing/pipe. It is designated by a schedule #, (i.e. sched 20, sched 40, etc.,.). The higher the # the thicker the pipe wall and heavier the pipe. The O.D of all is the same thus the ID of the pipe decreases as the schedule # increase. I believe most rod tube are made of Schedule 20 material.Usually it is the heavier stuff (sched 80) that is not readily available except at plumbing supply house.
|08-04-2006 05:37 AM|
I'm no plumber but I noticed some PVC is light and thin yet durable while other stuff weighs a ton.
Is the thin PVC found in my local hardware store or is it from an application where the general public doesn't get to buy it without special ordering?
|08-04-2006 05:34 AM|
|06-15-2006 06:32 PM|
fly talk link...
near the bottom on the right first section
|06-15-2006 06:40 AM|
I noticed you don't have a link to us on your site. Yet you now have two from ours to yours... how about it?
Excellent tip on drilling the holes for pressurization!
|06-15-2006 06:25 AM|
|rjbadfish||The PVC works slick, however I found one other adjustment that is important if you fly. Drill one or two holes in the side so that it maintains similar air pressure. I found this out the hard way after spending an hour trying to spin off the cap after a flight to the Keys|
|06-14-2006 08:34 PM|
straight forward construction and hell for stout.
|05-08-2006 09:49 PM|
|lenny||There's even a glue on fitting with a threaded "clean out" cap, which is sealed watertight by an o-ring. I use cases made with these to store fragile tools in but they also make a handy dandy "yard safe".|
|05-06-2006 09:46 PM|
|teflon_jones||A lot of the commercially sold rod tubes are nothing more than PVC pipe covered in cordura. PVC is strong, easy to work with, waterproof, and cheap!|
|05-06-2006 07:26 PM|
PVC Rod Case
I got an idea from a magazine to use PVC pipe and cap it at both ends for a cheap homemade rod case. The case is very durable. Today I was trying to get to an area on the Pepacton Resevior that looked like I could flu cast from shore. Since I had not been down to that section before, I took the wrong way in. I had to climb along side of a very steep bank and at a few points actually have to use the fly case as a walking stick. I reached a point where I had to climb verifaclly for a few feet, so I tossed the case to the top so I could use both hands. The heard the case rolling followed by a splash. Lucky for me one of the other advantages of the PVC rod case is that it floats!