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Packing Altec 416-8C drivers

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by Wardsweb, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    Here is a quick how to pack drivers to withstand UPS/FedEx/DHL etc...

    I started by bolting the driver to a 1/2" piece of plywood and placed in the correct size box.

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  2. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I place some soft foam over the driver to keep it from rubbing during shipping.

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  3. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I cut and fold the box to exactly fit the height of the driver.

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  4. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    Now I take a bigger box and line the bottom with 1" high density foam. Then place corner blocks in place.

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  5. Wardsweb

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    The original box is placed on the blocks and more are added to the top.

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  6. Wardsweb

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    I then line the sides with more 1" foam.

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  7. Wardsweb

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    More 1" foam on the top.

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  8. Wardsweb

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    Finally, some 1" styrofoam to bring the level to the top of the box.

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  9. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    It ends with a lot of 3" tape.

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  10. dgwojo

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    That's real nice but why the heck would you let those out of your sight??:scratch2: :no: :nono: :tears:
     
  11. HiFiber

    HiFiber No distortion here.

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    That is excellent packing. I packed a pair of 10 inch drivers for interstate a few days ago, were probably packed about 70-80% as good as yours and the guy complemented MY packing skills.

    The problem I found with packing these particular drivers was that the rubber surrounds had been replaced previously and they sat above the rim of the driver. This made it difficult to securely protect the driver cone, without compressing the surround.
     

     

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  12. WhiteSE

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    where do you find them corner protectors?
     
  13. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I wish I could always keep everything that has passed through my doors, but I have way to much stuff that I'm not using. So these will have a good home on the west coast and I'll have some more room and a few coins in my pocket.
     
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    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I get these from packages sent to my work. Although they are available from my local corragator (box maker).
     
  15. PioneerGuy75

    PioneerGuy75 Certified Lurker

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    I shipped a pair of Altec 604's a couple of years ago and packed them similarly....Difference I basically built plywood box around each driver before putting in first box.

    Not only they arrived safe and sound :banana: the buyer marveled at my packing!

    By the time I was done it was a 24"x24"x24" box that weighed :jawdrop:
    75 pounds!! :jawdrop:

    Just my 2dB input :banana:
     
  16. macaltec

    macaltec Metal Master

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    I just wanted to chime in and say that I am on the east coast. Perhaps you got my address wrong :D .
     

     

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  17. rhkwon

    rhkwon MacPioneerFan

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    And the winner of the most outstanding packing job of the year goes to...Wardsweb!!! :banana:

    I wish every item that was shipped was shipped even halfway like that!

    It is beautiful to see!
     

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