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How many batteries will fit into a CC Tube Vault?

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by firefly.serenity, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. firefly.serenity

    firefly.serenity Loaded Pockets

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    Hi all--

    I know that there is a photo on their website with three CR123's in there, but how well do they do with AA's and AAA's? I'm hoping that I can get at least four AA's in there, but I don't have a spare Tube Vault to practice that with.

    So...anyone try that before?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rpuppet
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    You won't get more than 2 AA's into a tube vault.
     
  3. Gnarly
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    +1...no more than 2 AA
     
  5. ERCCRE456

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    I don't know about AA batteries, but you can fit 4 AAA batteries with a lot of room. If you force it, and have a strong hook of some sort to get it out, you can fit an extra 2 AAA batteries in there, but it's an extremely tight fit.
     
  6. Gnarly
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    There is some junior chemistry set outfit (SteveSpanglerScience.com) that makes JUMBO tube vaults....I've seen 'em on their website ...they would prob'ly hold 6 AA + 6 AAA,and weren't that much more $ than the regular tube vaults....but IIRC: the shipping cost was obscene.
     
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    Find a homebrewer or a homebrew store, and ask for their used "white labs vials".
     
  8. Gnarly
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    but...no kidding...the shipping cost really IS obscene....

    Curiosity got the best of me....
    :brickwall:

    Brief update on the ones from Steve Spangler:

    They're 7" tall X 1.75" wide and hold 8 oz. liquid.
    I didn't realize they were that spacious.
    6 for $10.95.
    Shipping cost is :tickedoff: still obscene....:tickedoff:
    Retailmenot.com has a 5% off coupon that made my dozen ??? cost $34.74.

    $2.90 each?
    And they'll hold a half pint of liquid?
    Or $40 worth of Lifeboat matches,with room for a mag bar & lighterd splinters?
    Or a LumaPower TRUST 2?
    Or enough honey to keep a man alive for a week?
    Or a ZL H51 on top, and three weeks worth of Eneloops AA's in the bottom?
    O0

    When I thought about the dozens of times I tried to fit something into a regular tube vault,and failed....:shrug:

    Resistance is futile.

    :evilgrin: Please...disregard this link: :evilgrin:

    ( :luck: )

    http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/1673

    ~Gnarly
     
  9. firefly.serenity

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    Not bad, not bad. But how tough are they? The CC ones seem pretty indestructible. Waterproof, virtually crushproof, the whole nine yards. Anyone have a video of these things? Can you make a dent in them simply by pressing into it, or are they tough enough to withstand crushing?
     
  10. Gnarly
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    Not sure...ask me again in a week!
    Haven't seen a video or youtube review of them....
    Anyone?
     
  11. nuubee

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    FWIW, the CC tube vaults will not fit 4xCR123a, but the tube vaults from lighthound.com will, and just a half-a-smidgen of padding will keep them from rattling...
     
  12. GRIFFINHAWKS

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    You can run them over with a car or a truck, maybe not a tank but their tough ..

    [video=youtube;g1C-4H_I_yU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1C-4H_I_yU[/video]

    I imagine the 8oz jumbo tubes are the same strength [?]
    They are actually those huge 3 Liter economy soda bottles before they get blown up ,)

    [​IMG]

    BE WELL .. GH
     
  13. Gnarly
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    I believe you're right,Griff.Should be nearly the same durability,albeit larger.

    And a nice tip,nuubee!I was gonna order some stuff from Lighthound this week.

    Thanx!
     
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