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Old 06-19-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Anyone have any thoughts/ideas on how to carry a grease gun? They leak at the plunger and I donít want it on the AS, my boat or in the back of the car. Iíve thought about making a PVC pipe carrier but it wonít fit in a 5Ē pipe. Iíve used plastic bags in the past but they leak sometimes. The carrier needs to be at least 21Ē long and Iíd guess 6Ē diameter. It has to be able to keep the separating oil from leaking out.

I did find a solution for the home, I keep my grease guns in the garage beer fridge. When theyíre cold they donít leak.
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Same problem here.
i just plastic bag it. not ideal, but ...
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Ag and construction machinery places sell mounting brackets for them. You could mount one on a trailer tongue.
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Rubbermaid tub?
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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Rubbermaid tub?
I can't find one long enough that isn't almost that wide. It must be at least 21" unless I take it apart, which is what I'm thinking about.
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Anyone have any thoughts/ideas on how to carry a grease gun? They leak at the plunger and I donít want it on the AS, my boat or in the back of the car. Iíve thought about making a PVC pipe carrier but it wonít fit in a 5Ē pipe. Iíve used plastic bags in the past but they leak sometimes. The carrier needs to be at least 21Ē long and Iíd guess 6Ē diameter. It has to be able to keep the separating oil from leaking out.
Easy. Just wrap it in butcher paper, then you should be able to carry it in anything. If butcher paper can keep blood from leaking through when it's wrapped around meat, it should keep grease from leaking through when it's wrapped around a grease gun.

But make sure you get "real" butcher paper, not the craft paper sold as butcher paper, which doesn't have a shiny side and isn't waterproof.
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I see that one at Tractor Supply, inexpensive at $7. I'd have to fashion something to bolt that to, the trailer steel is pretty thick.
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Easy. Just wrap it in butcher paper, then you should be able to carry it in anything. If butcher paper can keep blood from leaking through when it's wrapped around meat, it should keep grease from leaking through when it's wrapped around a grease gun.

But make sure you get "real" butcher paper, not the craft paper sold as butcher paper, which doesn't have a shiny side and isn't waterproof.
Hmm, that's pretty good. I could wrap it up and then slide it into one of those plastic bags the paper boy uses for the Sunday paper. I wonder if my Kroger store would be willing to give me a few feet
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Hmm, that's pretty good. I could wrap it up and then slide it into one of those plastic bags the paper boy uses for the Sunday paper. I wonder if my Kroger store would be willing to give me a few feet
Go ahead and get a whole roll of the stuff. Butcher paper is great to use as throwaway dropcloths, too. My dad swore by the stuff when he ran his lawn mower repair shop.

But if you want a tube that can carry the grease gun (wrapped or not) there's always 6" galvanized stovepipe like they use on fireplaces and cast-iron stoves. You can get end caps to fit the stovepipe as well.
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I would just get a mini grease gun.
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i use a cheap tool box that not only holds the grease gun, but room for an extra tubes and some rags.
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I would just get a mini grease gun.
The wheel bearings on my boat trailer require a lot of pressure to force the grease through the axle into the space between the bearings. It lubes from the inside out using a European needle style grease fitting. The mini grease gun won't work. So I'm stuck with taking the bigger gun.
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i use a cheap tool box that not only holds the grease gun, but room for an extra tubes and some rags.
That might be a winner. I checked HF and found a 22" plastic box that looks like it might work. It got bad reviews for being flimsy, especially the hinges. That might work if I can replace the hinges.

What kind of tool box did you use and is it still available? Will the gun fit without having to disassemble it?

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