Grease Gun Storage

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Grease guns can leak, gather dust, and become a general mess. I built a storage container for my gun out of ABS pipe.

Step 1: Parts

Materials...

2 ea     3" ABS Pipe caps

1 ea     Short piece of 3" ABS pipe

Step 2: Layout

I marked the center of one end of the pipe. I drew layout lines for where the handle of the grease gun is going fit. I also drilled holes to start the bottom of the handle slots.

Step 3: Slots

Using a hacksaw, I cut slots in the pipe for the handle of the grease gun. I also filed the bottom of the slots square with a file.

Step 4: Mounting

I drilled holes in the pipe for mounting. On the opposite side of the pipe from the mounting holes, I drilled a larger hole so that a srewdriver and screw could pass through to access the mounting holes. I stood the pipe off from the mounting location using nuts. This was so that the end caps could be removed.

Step 5: Gun Stored

Here is the grease gun inside the container.

Step 6: Nozzle Storage

I drilled an angled hole near the bottom of the pipe as a place to store the nozzle. You can also see the bottom cap installed. Note that I did not use glue to attach the bottom cap. This is so that it can be removed to clean out any drippings.

Step 7: Caps

This picture shows the handle of the grease gun and the top cap installed as a dust cover.

I hope you liked my first instructable.

My Blog...

http://www.shopngarage.com

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    allangee

    2 years ago

    Awesome! I'm going to add an extra short section of pipe to hold a spare cartridge of grease.

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    streetrod5

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Fantastic; I'm done rubber-banding plastic bags over the bottom of my grease gun!

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    CrLz

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! The nozzle storage and top cap are excellent ideas. Grease guns are such a mess waiting to happen when laying around, your idea is an awesome solution. Thanks.

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    aeray

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Good work. I missed it when it was first posted; I'm glad I got back to it, as I've had a few grease gun disasters. My current storage method is to wrap it up in a garbage bag. It contains the mess, but what's inside the bag is a horror show. Thanks.