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Offline legion1capone

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How do you store your unused tubes?
« on: February 10, 2020, 03:32:51 PM »
How do you store your unused tubes? I'm thinking about a small parts organizer. Simple and cheap.

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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 04:39:30 PM »
I just have a drawer full of tubes in their boxes. I bought some cardboard spares for ones that shipped loose
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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 07:23:15 AM »
I purchased one of those protective boxes like this one: https://www.harborfreight.com/3800-weatherproof-protective-case-large-black-63927.html  Considering that I've spent hundreds of dollars on them, I want them protected.  Yes I went a little overboard. :)

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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 08:16:59 AM »
I use these convenient storage boxes from Sunware.
Each box holds 200+ small tubes in the top gray part and 100 or so boxed in the layer beneath, so really convenient way of storage.
The top part also has separated compartments that makes it easier to order them by manufacturer.
 And they are easily stackable on eachother.

Here's a 12AT7 box.

Edit: Come to think of it. The top part is a "small part organizer" like you mentioned.

Just store them dry and clean and all is well. With output tubes / older tubes (1920's, 1930's) , it might be worth to mention sometimes "the internet" will tell you to store them vertically to prevent filament from sagging. I have no way of telling if that's actually a thing.
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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 09:45:55 AM »
@Tom-s: I want to see a pic of your entire tube collection! How many do you have? Or have you stopped counting?   ;D

cheers, Derek
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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 08:01:45 PM »
I've made a whole detailed video about my collection for you!

Here it is.


But honestly. It's not about the collection (really, don't be me). The only ones I do care about are the ones that i'm listening to right now.

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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 02:22:59 AM »
Classic!

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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 03:33:57 AM »
I've made a whole detailed video about my collection for you!

Oof. That was a nasty bait and switch. Some things buried in the past should never be uncovered. That was near the top of the list.  ;D
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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 08:10:46 AM »
Drawers.
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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 08:13:05 AM »
Shelves and bins.
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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 08:13:26 AM »
Tubs in cabinets.
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Re: How do you store your unused tubes?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 08:16:56 AM »
Holy crap that's a lot of tubes!!