Chain strorage box??

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oosik

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When I had/used chains, at the end of the season I would drop them into my 35 gallon barrel where all used oils are kept. Leave them in the "soup" for about a week, then hang them on a large spike on the wall of my storage shed. To store chains in a sealed box is to invite rust & corrosion - unless they have first been well treated with some type of inhibitor.
 
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Xfaxman

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Just saw this... good deal, but the shape may be less than ideal? 120 mm ammo box from our friends at Surplus Center.

120 MM MORTAR SHELL AMMO BOX


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Interesting, never have seen one that size.

It won't fit where mine is though.
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dlwford

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Hang them on the wall and spray them down with scrap oil & kerosene!

For what I want to keep on the tractor, I have a similar box - but heavier, mounted on the front weight rack - drilled a couple of holes in the bottom to let water out - wipe down rag with a little oil on it keeps them from rattling and rusting. Room for gloves, fence pliers, screw driver or two, and serves as a "crush zone" to protect the radiator when I get really stupid! :drink:
 
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grayw0lf

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Next time you change motor oil in whatever, drop your chains overnight in the full oil pan. Let them hang a bit to dry. Mine have always stayed rust-free for a year or better.
 
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I keep a 5 gallon bucket for my "chain oiling" bucket. Virtually all my chains have at least 1 hook and are 5/16 or 3/8 and less than 20'.
After cleaning the chain (knock off the big clumps) I dump it in the bucket covered by used motor oil, hanging a hook on the side. I then let it soak for a minute to a year.
When I pull it out I let it hang with the dripping end over a pan, or a gallon milk jug which has a cutout opposite the handle, or a gallon plastic food container. Then after it's dripped I store it in the jug or container.
 
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Wow your chains get some lovin'! I pretty much take mine for granted. Dry, out of the rain is good enough for me, id never oil them. I cant see how the mess would be worth it.
 
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Wow your chains get some lovin'! I pretty much take mine for granted. Dry, out of the rain is good enough for me, id never oil them. I cant see how the mess would be worth it.

Same here. But my chains were stolen through a divorce
 

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Wow your chains get some lovin'! I pretty much take mine for granted. Dry, out of the rain is good enough for me, id never oil them. I cant see how the mess would be worth it.
I am with you on this... nevered oiled them and think the handling would definitely be a mess. Maybe I am missing something here?
 
 
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