need insights on finding big cartons
cclist at sydex.com
Sun Jan 28 19:35:48 CST 2007
On 28 Jan 2007 at 17:10, Paxton Hoag wrote:
> I use the foam packing discarded by them to protect large items like
> CPUs. Often it is block and sheet hard foam. I cut it up with a
> kitchen serrated knife to fit the inside of the box. I have learned
> how to cut up all kinds of hard foam, including things like custom
> molded monitor inserts although I prefer sheet and block.
That sheet styrofoam comes in the form of insulation in large sheets
from your local home-improvement store. Use a utility knife to score
both sides, then just snap it as you would a piece of gypsum board
(sheetrock). Much neater than trying to cut with a saw (less in the
way of those foam "crumbs").
Unless you're shipping small light items, forget styrofoam "peanuts".
They can shift, leaving a large heavy item free to move inside the
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