PVC Pipe Map Case
thing you can do to a map is fold it; it destroys the integrity
of the map by weakening the areas were the creases are. Always
“roll” maps and as an extra precaution you can have your maps
incased in lamination at a Kinko’s this way by using grease
pencil you can mark on maps directly and then wipe off any
changes, this keeps the maps like new for many years.
By having your maps rolled causes problems if you don’t have a
way to store them correctly. If something should crush the
rolled map, then your back to having creases in your maps again,
thus defeating the purpose of rolling your maps.
Here is a
Go to Lowe's or Home Depot; get a 10’ section of thin walled 3”
or 4” Diameter PVC pipe. You could use schedule 40 but it will
make the case very heavy. Get 2 Screw Coupling and 2 Cleanout
plug with threads for the end.
The tube would work just right at around 36” long. Then just
glue the Cleanout Coupling on both ends. Now you have a nice map
protection tube for all your maps.
Items you need:
10' Section of thin walled PVC Pipe (You will get 3 36”
2-Cleanout Screw Cap
Hacksaw or PVC Pipe Saw
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