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Snowmelt
Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
I have more then a few 2.5 and 3 inch nipples. How do you guys store them, I can’t find nipple trays that big, do you guys fabricat nipple tray at all

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  • Aluvaboy
    Aluvaboy Member Posts: 29
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    Snowmelt said:

    I have more then a few 2.5 and 3 inch nipples. How do you guys store them, I can’t find nipple trays that big, do you guys fabricat nipple tray at all

    I store them in small buckets. Built a partition inside the bucket depending on need/sizes. I cut a piece of wood and screwed it from the outside of the bucket to hold it in place.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,828
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    I use a lot of these bins at work. Maybe they would work for nipples:
    https://www.quantumstorage.com/bins-and-systems/dividable-grid/containers
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,218
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    We use old milk crates, but those are starting to fail....at least the plastic ones.
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  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,187
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    mattmia2 said:
    I use a lot of these bins at work. Maybe they would work for nipples: https://www.quantumstorage.com/bins-and-systems/dividable-grid/containers
    Same here, stackable and very sturdy.  Labeling the end is key, I use brother PT labels

    mattmia2
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,113
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    With a little imagination you can fab one up for 2.5 and up . Use some dimensional lumber and 3/8 or 1/2 plywood for the sides and some 18 gauge duct scraping for a handle .i believe steam head had some customs trays made up for him . They end up look like a brief case that open on the top . It surely helps keep the inventory and a lot neater then buckets I feel . Milk crates are great to but can be heavy when loaded w 3 and 4 inch nipples . Peace and good luck clammy
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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,828
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    PC7060 said:

    Labeling the end is key, I use brother PT labels

    I have a brother labeler that is about 15 years old and has something like a real keyboard and they dont make anything like that now

    PC7060