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Need ideas for organizing pipe scraps on work truck

Jim_47
Jim_47 Member Posts: 244
Looking inside the truck from the rear, Above the right side metal shelving, I was able to put in two pieces of 3'PVC pipe. One about 30" the other about 50".
I used the lighter weight PVC used for drain fields and got the slip on caps. Over the years I have had to "pack" the front cap so to muffle the sliding of the pipe in the truck.
I even keep a few short lengths of EMT electrical tubing in there for the protection of the 110V boiler power supply cable. On the left side of the truck, I have added a piece of the white closet maid shelving. This extends the top most shelf out 12". My son calls it the "ATTIC" I keep stove pipe elbows adapters and combustion chamber material in the attic there. Its light but bulky. Gets it up and out of the day to day area.
As long as I am on my modifications..... I've also added to the adrian steel cabinets, two roll-around mechanics cabinets. In these draws I store (under lock and key) Gas valves, HSI ignitors, pilot tubing, pilot heads, zone valves, fil valves. backflow valves, and in one draw boiler drains, and ball valves. All the fragile and expensive stuff. Leaves the cabinets for the day to day stuff like motors, oil ignitors, oil pumps, tools nozzles, electrical stuff etc.
hope it helps

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  • Ken C.
    Ken C. Member Posts: 267
    Is there a good way to keep short pieces of pipe organized?

    Help! The floor of my work van is being taken over by cut pieces of PVC pipe and copper tubing. Can anyone suggest a good system for organizing/storing shorter pieces of pipe (2 to 5 feet) on a work truck? (It's a GMC Express van).
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    I also

    employ the 3" PVC method. But for my really short pieces I just throw them in an old 5 gallon bucket I have in the corner. I use those pieces ALL the time.
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    SCRAP PIPE HOLDER

    AMERICAN VAN PRODUCTS MAKE A PIPE HOLDER THAT BOLTS TO THE FLOOR AND HAS A HINGED DOOR ON IT WORKS GREAT AND IS REASONABLY PRICED. 6 " X 36 " # SP 36 $ 50.OO
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    6\" PVC with door

    is what I use. I get the door from that van company and cut my own PVC. I used SDR 35 the first time but the sch 40 is longer lasting.

    I have two lengths, one for 4 foot and shorter. The longer will handle 9 foot lengths.

    I used a skill saw to cut the top out of the PVC inside the compartment to get at short pieces that slide forward.

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  • Ken D.
    Ken D. Member Posts: 836
    Pipe

    In my Grumman Van, I took a length of 6" stack pipe with a cap on one end. I mounted it on an angle at the rear of one of the shelf units with the open end up so the pipe would not slide out. Works pretty well. Enough room and easy to remove the shorter pieces and ID the pipe sizes.
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