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Getting organized

Wayco Wayne_2
Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
a propress tool and now I have to get stocked up and organized with all of the new fittings. It makes me wonder, how do you guys handle organizing fittings and keeping an assortment of different fittings at hand? Are there any pre made organizers that are big enough to handle an assortment and small enough to bring into the job site? Please share any ideas you have had success with. BTW, the propress is awesome. Did my first job with it yesterday and it works like a dream. WW

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  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    I'm sending this back to the top

    It may be that everyone here is as bad at organizing as me, and are working out of a burlap bag scrounging around for fittings. Bag man Wayne.

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  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
    Perhaps this?


    I don't have a pro-press but do have some of these organizers. WONDERFULLY useful and quite inexpensive.
  • jim lockard
    jim lockard Member Posts: 1,059

    W.W. Graingers Wayne they have tote boxes with dividers that fit on my racks.Since I try and do 2 or 3 trades off my truck and stay out of the supply houses I have to have a system. Wish I could afford Listner boxs maybe one day. I can not do the scavenger hunt evey time I need something. Best Wishes J.Lockard
  • kevin coppinger_4
    kevin coppinger_4 Member Posts: 2,124

    I am going through the same thing w/ my new truck...I took some of HR advice and got some of the 5gal. buckets w/ the divider trays I got the Super stackers and the stackables. from amazon.com. I also got some bins from global industrial...I am working my way there to organiztion...when I get there I'll let you know...kpc

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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,092
    OLD soda cases

    The best containmrnet system i've found yet old plastic soda cases from the days of despoit and return quart soda bottles has 12 induval spaces about 4.5 x4.5 by4 high heavy duty and stackable they don't trip over on turns .I have them in my personal vechile ( the real work happens there) and will not donate them to where i do my workin for the man stuff.I do a 40 hr normal job with 24 -7 service every other week and squeze all the other stuff on the side or top or beneath of that.All the other work i do is refference and layout stuff for others good luck and if you find those soda cases get them the plumbers i know that have them would sooner give up there first born
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • chris_24
    chris_24 Member Posts: 22
    something like this??

    here are a couple of the old vintage soda cases.

  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,092
    sorry no

    Sorry but no these where from a local ny'nj cash and carry place called brookdale soda there made of heavy duty 70 plastic before they realized how strong the stuff was and how thin they could make i'll post a shot of them if i could get more of them i'de surely grab a dozen without a second thought the best i've found for install yet can fit 1 1/2 blk in them easly peace
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Rudy
    Rudy Member Posts: 482

    I just bought a 55ga. rubbermaid (or similar) from HD......ugh... for my copper boiler jobs. It's got wheels on one end and pretty heavy duty. I made my own dividers from plastic honeycomb type sheetstock and divided the bottom 7" into 18 bins for 1 1/4 and 1" fittings. It's about 2'X4'X2' tall. Leaves me room to throw my more easily organized 1/2 and 3/4 fittings AND pumps, manifolds, etc. required for specific job from shop stock on top. Wheel it into the basement and away I go. I just started with this so it's a work in progress.

    I've often referred to my truck as "the rolling hardware store" but when it comes to larger fittings there's just not enough room. I try to carry enough black pipe (milk crates), electrical (plastic bins, milk crates, and truck drawers), LV electrical in a tool box w/ zip ties, wire markers, crimp connectors, etc., 3/4 pvc for drain stuff..........it's tough with the cramped space. I drive an E250.

    Propress?? I'd set yourself up with one of those wheeled boxes. Leave it in your shop w/ fittings and when the job comes, load it up and go. JMHO
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