[rescue] packing options for ultra 60
bdeloria at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 14:52:58 CST 2007
With computer monitor's, double wall boxes are a must. I couldn't use
peanuts due to the fact they'ed crush under the 80lb weigrht of the 21"
monitor. The Insta-Pak "quicks" the heated encased foam expanding bags
worked well but were only moderately cost effective when bought wholesale
from the manufacturer, think 7 bags @ $3 each to do one 21" monitor.
On 3/7/07, Dimitar Vasilev <dimitar.vassilev at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/3/7, Paxton <innfosun at gmail.com>:
> > I have had a lot of success in scrounging styro (sheet, block and
> > insert) packing materials and cutting them to fit. It works well for
> > items as it doesn't move around and holds the item in the center.
> > A sharp knife works well to cut the foam to fit. A serrated knife works
> > makes a lot of plastic debris. It is easy to dismember premolded inserts
> > (like for a monitor or TV and use the corners and the flat bottom of the
> > styro in their new box.
> > The other day I got a lot of sheet and clean blocks at a recycling
> center as
> > it was styro drop off day. I asked and they let me take my choice free.
> > filled the van and store it in large plastic bags.
> > Normally I scrounge styro at Furnture and Rental stores. They trash lots
> > good packing materials. I ask before I dumpster dive.
> > I probably overpack, but I generally wrap the computer in sheet plastic,
> > then in sheet white flex foam. I put a layer of solid foam in the bottom
> > the box. (to keep the corners from being crushed). Then lay the computer
> > on its side in the box, block the computer in on all sides with cut
> > And finally cut sheet or block to put on top. Again the idea is to
> > the corners of the box and to fill all the voids with solid styro or
> > bubble. UPS likes at least 2 inches of solid foam on all sides.
> > on the weight I may use more.
> > Also for things like heavy CPUs or monitors I really recommend a
> > doubleweight box. Plastic projections I protect with cardboard or extra
> > supports.
> > I have gotten great feedback, especially from overseas, since I have
> > this method of packing. Packages are surviving very well.
> > Paxton Hoag
> > Astoria, OR
> > USA
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> Thanks for the tips guys. I really made it close and will go on.
> Unfortunately I'm at work this week-end and this is not nice from time
> frame view.
> The good thing is that I will fiddle with some Sun boxes of a drug store.
> If you see in the morning news that some sexual stimulants were withdrawn
> production, prepare candies and cigars for me ;-)
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> Dimitar Vassilev
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