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    And if if must be a soft-pack, consider using...

    And if if must be a soft-pack, consider using PTFE film against the gilding. Hopefully the frame isn't overly ornate so that you can place the film between pads and frame rails. I've only used the...
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    It's hard to evaluate without pictures, but since...

    It's hard to evaluate without pictures, but since the owner has pointed out how sensitive the frame surfaces are, I'd opt to pack it in a travel frame that has wooden sides and enough wooden bottom...
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    Some good suggestions above, but I thought I...

    Some good suggestions above, but I thought I would chime in on using the expandable foam packages that work by rupturing a component within the bag. I was packing a shipping container that would be...
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    I packed a show that needed to travel vertically...

    I packed a show that needed to travel vertically and used a combination of the standard 2 pound Etha and 9 pound rolled Etha. The roll was a sheet of 9 pound foam 3/16 of and inch thick by 60 inches...
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    Thanks Ashley, I will look at those now.

    Thanks Ashley, I will look at those now.
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    Gantry purchasing advice

    Hi,I've been given the green light to purchase an aluminum gantry. I would like to lift up to one ton and have some height flexibility; say around 9-12 feet under the beam. I would also like two...
  7. I just shipped one work that ended up costing...

    I just shipped one work that ended up costing about half of that amount, not counting insurance costs. There are a lot of variables to consider; size of the works, mode of transportation, values of...
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    Maybe you could use Coroplast (sp?) as the tray...

    Maybe you could use Coroplast (sp?) as the tray support. It is a fluted polyethylene and resembles cardboard in layout. I've only used 1/4 stock, but perhaps there is a thicker version, or you could...
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    That sounds like quite the task you have and...

    That sounds like quite the task you have and talking with an engineer would seem prudent. I would also keep in mind that the angles between the load and sling, or sling legs affect capacity. The osha...
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    Yes you can use a protective coating on your...

    Yes you can use a protective coating on your crates. I personally use Minwax Polycrylic clear satin water based protective finish; 3 coats worth. I also only use man made wood products, usually...
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    I believe it is a calculation, but never asked...

    I believe it is a calculation, but never asked the engineer that we use; he does consult the building plans before providing the answer though. I needed to drive a fork lift with a load over a area I...
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    If it was my call to make, I would let them use...

    If it was my call to make, I would let them use any tape they wanted and lots of it. I would treat the glazing as sacrificial and replace it when it gets state side. It would only act as a barrier...
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    If the protocols for using Methyl Bromide are...

    If the protocols for using Methyl Bromide are adhered to, there will be no danger to you. It has a low boiling point turning into a gas at temperatures above freezing leaving no residue behind. The...
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    I've sent "art" back to Europe using a sea...

    I've sent "art" back to Europe using a sea container; the objects were commercially available and were part of a design show. I would never contemplate using sea containers for fine art, since they...
  15. 1079 I had wanted to purchase the pole lifting...

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    I had wanted to purchase the pole lifting slings from Lift-it, but because of an email mix-up there, I couldn't get the straps in time to move a Tiffany column. We ended up using Neoprene...
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    1078 Getting the mock-up on the hill in...

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    Getting the mock-up on the hill in preparation to rigging the real thing into place; Pat and James from PMA.
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    My first thought would be mirror clips which would be painted to match the wall color, or simple screws through holes in the plexi if possible; again, one would need to paint them out.
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    Thanks for the post on this topic; I always...

    Thanks for the post on this topic; I always wondered if they would help and looking at the drop tests most of them seem to perform very well.
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    Cheryl Your plan sounds feasible and I would...

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    Your plan sounds feasible and I would go ahead and blanket wrap as well to protect against the truckers ratchet strap buckle when they secure the pallets. For overkill, you could use wooden...
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    I don't know what you consider cheap, but I'm...

    I don't know what you consider cheap, but I'm paying $112.00 for a 2 x 54 x 108 inch sheet of the ester. I get it from Springfield paper out of Fort Washington, PA. The lead time is about 10 days and...
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    853 We just replaced the plywood floor in our...

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    We just replaced the plywood floor in our packing shop and found this under it...

    First time posting, but have been lurking for a while and have found many useful topics here, thanks for all...
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