+Vinny & Sue Team Posted August 1, 2006 Share Posted August 1, 2006 ok, i was just thinking about how i could make a cache...and then my brain jumped to pvc pipe. you know, the white plastic pipe that comes from hardware stores. ok, so you could get an 8 foot long section of 4" or so diameter pipe (or whatever you want) get a couple end cap fittings, and a couple screw cap fittings. get some pvc glue and primer, glue the permanent cap on one end, glue the screw cap and lid at the other, and you have a very nice-sized, waterproof, rugged, and simple cache. these things are so waterproof, you could put them underwater if you want. if you wanted to get really fancy, you could get a can(s) of paint made for plastic, and you could paint it orange (high visibility) or camo (duh) or any color you want. anyway, just an idea. happy caching, Phil "fredbobjoe" Is it a full moon or what? What IS this recent of forum posters with pipe caches made of PVC pipe? This is all like, like, soooo retro! Like, gag me with a geocache! First, due to a hundred years of historical experience in the Western world with real-world IEDs (improvised explosive devices), they are a big red flag to both police -- and particuarly to bomb squads -- and even to ordinary citizens in terms of high risk for being a pipe bomb. Secondly, those coarse threads on the threated fittings invariably leak water. Oh, and those threaded fittings are also notorious for jamming and getting stuck, unless you lube the threads with silicone lube spray every two months. Quote Link to comment
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