[Dixielandjazz] bulk LP cardboard box questions

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Fri Jan 19 21:22:23 PST 2007


Those boxes you see LPs shipped in from the factory (pressing plant), 
usually hold 25 LPs.  I would get or borrow a dollies & use the 12X12 boxes. 
They sell them at places that sell cardboard boxes.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Richoux" <tubaman at tubatoast.com>
To: "DJML Jazz" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] bulk LP cardboard box questions

> Bob,
> I am guessing a 6 inch thick 12x12 box would hold about 40 single
> disk LPs, but when I did a rough count I figured I have 30% LPs with
> double records or folded/special  covers. I was searching the
> internet for a "rule of thumb" on this with no luck.
> I am also thinking a 12x12x12 box full would be too heavy (after the
> 20th trip from van to house to stairs to shelf ;-)
> I don't want the inside dimensions of the box to be too loose or too
> tight - some "LP boxes" advertised are 13 inches wide!
> Any of you with experience in LP production know for sure what is the
> best dimensions? Last time I remember seeing LPs being shipped to a
> store the boxes were maybe 4 or 5 inches high.
> Dave Richoux
> On Jan 19, 2007, at 8:51 PM, Robert S. Ringwald wrote:
>> I have moved my LP collection.  I can't remember how many LPs in
>> each box
>> but because of the weight, I would not use any boxes larger than
>> 12X12.
>> I'll guess that it would take you about 33 boxes.  When you fill up
>> one box,
>> please let us know how many LPs filled it.  I would be curious.
>> --Bob Ringwald
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Richoux" <tubaman at tubatoast.com>
>> To: "m - DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 8:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Sad update - RE: At The Devil's Ball
>> waspulling
>> a Buxtehude
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieterich_Buxtehude
>>> sounds interesting...
>>> BTW, since you brought up moving records - does anybody know the best
>>> way to estimate how many boxes I will need to store my 3000~ LPs for
>>> a while? I am guessing that a 12x12x6 inch box would be the best size
>>> (not too heavy when loaded with records.)
>>> The last time I moved my collection was in car load by car load in
>>> larger boxes. I don't want to do that again!
>>> Dave Richoux
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