How to Ship a turntable safely

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by jdangel38, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. roberttx

    roberttx Super Member

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    Glad it worked out. This is an excellent guide.

    I've shipped a couple of console pulls like that. Remove, wrap and box the tubes then your vertical support is found in several places:
    1: 1" sheets of Styrofoam cut to sit on the flanges of the chassis,
    2: Styrofoam on the top of the power transformer,
    3: Big block(s) of Styrofoam in the voids created by removing the tubes (assuming the sockets are flush) and/or any other flush voids you can find.

    The boxed tubes go into whatever voids are left, cut more styrofoam to surround the whole thing (with voids to protect any knobs etc as you would with any receiver or amp, wrap the whole thing in cling film and box / double box as appropriate.
     

     

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  2. vincei

    vincei aka MasterControlMedia

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    I should also add, the arm and counterweight post should be supported with Styrofoam or that plastic cell foam, this will keep stress off the bearings of the arm.
     
  3. drtool

    drtool It might get loud In Houston Subscriber

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    Nice thread,I vote sticky
     
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  4. sancho22

    sancho22 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    While a bit older very helpful thread.
    Any chance to see the pictures? or is it just me not being able to see the pictures?
     
  5. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Bought a record cleaner. Watched the UPS driver roll the box up the driveway....filed a claim that hour and got it approved etc...
     
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  6. kdenn011

    kdenn011 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I shipped a turntable for the first time, I took pictures. Ill spare you the details, you can see in the pictures my approach. The only thing I would do different the next time is make the second box a little smaller.

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  7. kdenn011

    kdenn011 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    And the rest
     

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  8. jdangel38

    jdangel38 Pocket Aces

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    Wow, I can't believe this thread is still in use! Apparently you need a Firefox or Chrome Browser extension to view the photos.
    They should still be online. I'll see if I can get to them and just upload them later.
     
  9. kdenn011

    kdenn011 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I couldn't see the pictures on the first couple of post either. It was recently commented so I added pics of my experience.
     
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