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post #1 of 15 Old 04-01-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Tool Tube - Vent Hole or No Vent Hole?

Made one of those nice homemade tool tubes out of PVC tubing and got it mounted nicely. Looks like all the other tubes people make, but after installing it I got to thinking... ... should this thing have a small vent hole drilled into it or not? The tube seems to be completely watertight/waterproof the way it is and I'd imagine the hot weather is going to make the inside expand and whatnot. Also, would it be smart to keep my Dupont Oil spray can inside it?

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No vent hole in mine but I don't keep an aerosol can in it either. You're probably fine.

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What kind of cap is on the open end?? Vent hole probably not required if the seal is not super-tight........???

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I would put a small drain/vent hole in the lowest part/corner. That way it's easier to get your lid on and off, it will vent when the air inside expands in the summer heat, and if you ever get a leak or get condensation inside it will be able to drain.

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Made one of those nice homemade tool tubes out of PVC tubing and got it mounted nicely. Looks like all the other tubes people make, but after installing it I got to thinking... ... should this thing have a small vent hole drilled into it or not? The tube seems to be completely watertight/waterproof the way it is and I'd imagine the hot weather is going to make the inside expand and whatnot. Also, would it be smart to keep my Dupont Oil spray can inside it?

Vent Hole: Yes or No?
No vent hole in mine, been carrying spray chain lube in Florida heat with no issues. I doubt your mounting holes are air tight anyway.

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I think the only thing you for which you might want ventilation would be condensation.

Do you plan on filling it with expensive Cuban cigars or some other humidistatically sensitive cargo?

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I don't have a vent hole, and mine seems to stay condensation free, and doesn't pop off or violently explode or whatnot. Don't overthink it

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No vent hole in mine, and I carry chain lube.
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Okay... no vent hole.

Thread over.

Thanks for the feedback.

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