Safe way to pack Tubes

Hi all,

I will be moving soon. What is the best way to pack the tubes and tube preamp. I don't have the original packing.

Cheers
AVR-Onkyo709
AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601 and SDA 1C
PreAmp for Music: Cary AE-3
Rear- RT150
Center-CSi5
Sub-Rythmik audio F25
Player- Oppo BDP-103


Bedroom rig:
Pionner Elite VSX-30...Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player....Polk Audio LS70

Comments

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,506
    Bubble wrap and packed securely in something, like a box, so they don't slide back and forth freely. Some have fashioned storage in tackle boxes.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,147
    Put the tubes in tube boxes, then in another larger box with bubble wrap or some other form of cushioning. For the pre amp you can make custom packing material using foam insulation board from HD or Lowe's. Make sure the box has enough room for at least 2" of the foam board all all sides. It's a good idea to wrap the pre amp in a plastic bag first.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,829
    Tube boxes can be had cheap on the bay
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    .... and they come in very handy, too. I mean, you can keep tubes in 'em!

    (and, no, I am not being facetious)
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,885
    Another option I have seen used for smallish signal tubes, but have not used myself, is to store them in hard plastic pill containers. I use tube boxes and bubble wrap.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,343
    I have some wrapped then stuck in toilet paper tubes....recycle :), or cut paper towel tubes
    then stacked in a plastic shoes boxes...easy to label too
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  • decaldecal Posts: 2,930
    PVC pipe
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  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 696
    Hey thanks for the advice. Moving to the new place soon. So a lot of placement to play with. Larger living room but in a nice close rectangular shape minimal opening to the rooms and kitchen.

    Let the F25 pressurize the room..... :D

    Can't wait.
    Living room
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    AVR-Onkyo709
    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601 and SDA 1C
    PreAmp for Music: Cary AE-3
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30...Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player....Polk Audio LS70
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 488
    Shouldn't we consult with Fee Waybill on this? LOLOLOLOLOL
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,226
    edited September 14
    What size tubes? I have plenty of spare unused boxes of various sizes from when I bought on eBay, I can send you what you need in an envelope. PM me.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 696
    edited October 4
    Well so move to a new place. The one in the pictutes was okay but a better one came along. Bigger living room. So now I have a separate area for HT and music.

    Work in progess. Still more cleaning and setup to do.
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    AVR-Onkyo709
    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601 and SDA 1C
    PreAmp for Music: Cary AE-3
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30...Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player....Polk Audio LS70
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