So I did some looking around on the internets. Seen a few of these rigs from tool makers. I wanted one for the occasional axe handle soaking, for whatever reason. At Home Depot, I had two choices. Buy a 12' section of 3" that wont fit in my jeep, or buy two precut smaller sections and joint them together. So I went with the latter. Now this isn't some plumbing job so no need for the "you did this or that wrong" banter. I didn't use pipe dope, and just used epoxy. I roughed up the connection with 80 grit a little. Covered both connections with epoxy, then brought them together. The joint threads got a nice covering as well, then screwed in as far as it would go. Depth of the tube inside to the top of the threads is about 36" I got my hands on some of that as seen on TV stuff called flex seal. I have had no use for it yet...so I figured why not. So the dunker got two heavy coats of it. Its like a rubber tube now. No dirty ideas fellas http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogK niv/Axes/IMG_1514.jpg I just took these two from the bucket, after soaking most of the week. Nice thing about the tube, I can move it when I want it, out of the way. Or even inside in the winter for projects.