What are good poster tubes for transport?

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Postby raven77 on Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:37 pm

I need a good tube for commuting with any posters I pick up. What do I need to look for in one? Is there a specific type of plastic the tube needs to be made of or is any fine? Etc. Thank you in advanced.
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Postby mfaith on Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:50 pm

I made my own travel/convention tubes out of 4in pvc tube. They're water-tight and have screw on top.

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Postby mliddell on Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:53 pm

Good advice.
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Postby HappaHaoli on Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:53 am

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Postby cotis on Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:07 pm

be careful if you buy any from users here. there's one user that sells them with a lip on the inside - very easy to get your prints stuck in there. if not rolled up super tight and taped good. not worth the trouble honestly.
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Postby Codeblue on Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:09 pm

Worst callout eva.
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Postby cotis on Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:29 pm

don't even know if that person is STILL on here, just passing along the info I've been given about the tubes. make sure there is no lip.

and hop off the dick, cb.
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Postby Codeblue on Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:34 pm

cotis wrote:be careful if you buy any from users here. there's one user that sells them with a lip on the inside - very easy to get your prints stuck in there.

cotis wrote:don't even know if that person is on here, just passing along the info I've been given about the tubes.

Luls. #TGT
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RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.

Postby cotis on Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:40 pm

(still)

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Postby kcn0 on Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:31 pm

mfaith wrote:I made my own travel/convention tubes out of 4in pvc tube. They're water-tight and have screw on top.

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Quick trip to Menards, or hardware store of your choosing.... PVC tube (cut to desired length), PVC cement (ideally PVC cement and primer, but you aren't building a house), a coupling to close off the bottom, a coupling / twist top to close off the top, and some straps. Your total costs should be pretty minimal, and the time to assemble is quick... the PVC cement dries super fast and it is really, really easy to deal with.
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Postby mfaith on Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 pm

+ yoga mat strap. :)
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