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Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Jay McCarthy (---.bur.adelphia.net)
Date: April 23, 2004 09:51AM

Anybody know where I can get some cardboard tubes to mail fishing rods? The only place I found was uline.com, but the longest ones they have are 72".


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Re: Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Wylie Wiggins (---.lax.untd.com)
Date: April 23, 2004 10:04AM

Jay,
I have started to use the PSP drain pipe that can be bought at Home Depot pretty cheap. Some bubble wrap duct tape and a little luck has proven the PSP to worth while.

Tight wrap Jay,
Wylie

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Re: Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Scott Olex (---.alltel.com)
Date: April 23, 2004 10:06AM

I use ABS or PVC tube and test caps for the ends. They are hard to crush and can be used for a rod tube if some wants to keep it. ABS can also be buffed if you want to take the time.

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Re: Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (---.152.54.117.Dial1.Atlanta1.Level3.net)
Date: April 23, 2004 10:19AM

Foam core or cellular PVC weighs about half as much regular PVC and still retains the same rigidity. Any hardware or home supply store should carry it.

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Re: Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Robert Box (---.waddell.com)
Date: April 23, 2004 11:09AM

Dont use cardboard....you're asking for troubles. Ship it, insured, in PVC or the like, and bubble wrap it inside.
PVC is cheap and you can cut it down to fit the size of your rod.

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Re: Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Neal Cissel (---.phndaz91.covad.net)
Date: April 23, 2004 12:23PM

I use PVC but have used cardboard tubes you can go to a carpet place and they are always throwing them away and you can get them free most of the time.
Neal Cissel
Neal's Fishing Products

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Re: Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Joe Doyle (---.plsntv01.nj.comcast.net)
Date: April 23, 2004 01:48PM

the two times that i've had to ship rods, i used pvc pipe. instead of bubble wrap, i just got some pipe insulation that is in the same aisle as the pvc at home depot. that stuff is super cheap, and worked great.

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Re: Rod Mailing tubes
Posted by: Greg Rodrigues (---.fidelity.com)
Date: April 23, 2004 02:06PM

I always hear people always say "Don't use cardboard".

My answer to that is, when "any" tube gets put on a belt system, it will snap in half. This is the cause for most all damage to tubes.

I have worked at "major shipper" and know from experience that this is the problem. You need to insure all packages regardless of the type of the tube.

Greg.

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